UN urges new Somali government to settle conflictFebruary 4th, 2009 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 4 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Tuesday welcomed the new Somali government of President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, and urged him to reach a political settlement in the decades-long conflict in the Horn of Africa nation.Sheikh Ahmed, a moderate Islamist, was sworn in as Somalia’s new president Saturday. His predecessor resigned last month, allowing for a peaceful transition in the war-torn country.
The Security Council urged the new president to move promptly to form a government of national unity “at the earliest possible date”.
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