US welcomes Juba regional state of Somalia Political inclusion

The United States has welcomed the September 10 announcement by Interim Juba Administration (IJA) President Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe on the commitment to expand the IJA Assembly by ten members prior to his inauguration on September 12th.

The United State has commended the constructive engagement of IJA President Madobe with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke to address concerns of inclusive representation.

“We encourage continuing progress towards establishing an electoral process by the end of the year for the 2016 elections, as stakeholders hold consultative meetings in Kismayo,” statement from state department said.