Readout of the Secretary-General’s phone call with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia
New York, 12 September 2012
The Secretary-General spoke by telephone today with H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the new President of Somalia, to congratulate him on his selection.
The Secretary-General noted that Somalis still face great challenges and assured the new President and the Somali people of the United Nations’ support in building a new and peaceful country.
The Secretary-General also said that he hopes the new President will attend the forthcoming General Assembly, when he plans to chair a meeting with world leaders supporting Somalia on 26 September. He said this would be an important opportunity for the new President to set out his immediate priorities and launch a new partnership with the international community.