JOHANNESBURG, February 10 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Friday congratulated the newly-elected President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
“President Zuma expressed his commitment to continue working closely with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to enhance the bilateral relations between South Africa and Somalia,” the international relations and cooperation department said in a statement.
“President Zuma furthermore commended all other candidates who immediately accepted the results, thus showing commitment to democratic principles amid attacks by destabilising forces during the weeks preceding the elections. President Zuma further congratulated the people of Somalia for conducting a credible and fair election.”
Zuma congratulated Farmajo on his election as president in the election held on February 8, on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa.
– African News Agency (ANA)