SOMALIA / PRESIDENT MOHAMUD INAUGURATION

09-Jun-2022 00:02:26
The United Nations in Somalia congratulated President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his inauguration, and said it looks forward to working with his administration in support of achieving national priorities. UNSOM
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STORY: SOMALIA / PRESIDENT MOHAMUD INAUGURATION
TRT: 02:26
SOURCE: UNSOM
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LANGUAGE: SOMALI / NATS

DATELINE: 09 JUNE 2022, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, Somalia’s national anthem is played at the inauguration ceremony of Somalia’s recently elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
2. Med shot, banner of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at the inauguration venue
3. Wide shot, guests arriving for the inauguration ceremony
4. Med shot, President Mohamud arriving for the inauguration ceremony
5. Wide shot, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the inauguration ceremony
6. Med shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
7. Close up, guest at the inauguration ceremony
8. Med shot, UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia and UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Adam Abdelmoula, at the inauguration ceremony
9. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President, Somalia:
“We need to join hands with the rest of the world on security and in particular with the Horn of Africa countries which are today faced with security challenges emanating from terrorist groups like Al-Shabaab and ISIS.”
10. Wide shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
11. Med shot, Speaker of Somalia’s Upper House, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, at the inauguration ceremony
12. Med shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
13. Close up, guest at the inauguration ceremony
14. Wide shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
15. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President, Somalia:
“As such it is imperative for us to unite and work together in order to defend ourselves against those enemies in order to save our people against them.”
16. Wide shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
17. Wide shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
18. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President, Somalia:
“The East and Horn of Africa (region) is facing a severe drought that is threatening lives of hundreds of thousands of people and Somalia is vulnerable to that drought and there are fears already that some areas might face famine.”
19. Med shot, guests at the inauguration ceremony
20. Wide shot, President Mohamud with former presidents of Somalia at the inauguration ceremony
21. Wide shot, guests walking out of the inauguration venue
STORYLINE
The United Nations in Somalia today (9 Jun) congratulated President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his inauguration, and said it looks forward to working with his administration in support of achieving national priorities.

The inauguration ceremony for Somalia’s tenth president held in the venue known as ‘the hangar’ in the Aden Adde International Airport area of the capital, Mogadishu.

The event was attended by various regional leaders and representatives of the country’s international partners. Some of the visiting dignitaries spoke at the event – they included Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed; South Sudan’s Vice President Taban Deng Gai, and Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Kamal Madbouly, among others.
Other countries represented at the inauguration included the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Burundi, and Turkey. Representing the world body was Adam Abdelmoula, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.

In his remarks to the event, President Mohamud covered various topics, including peace and reconciliation efforts in Somalia, with the latter involving efforts to ensure respect for people’s rights, good relations with Somalia’s Federal Member States, a democratic system of governance and a just and fair judicial system. Protecting the environment and strengthen the country’s economy were also featured.

On the regional and global front, President Mohamud spoke about the need for cooperation to improve security in the Horn of Africa region, and enhanced trade and economic collaboration.

The worsening drought in Somalia was also highlighted. President Mohamud appealed to all Somalis and the international community to work together to help the millions of affected Somalis.

Earlier this week, UN humanitarian agencies warned that a historic fourth consecutive failed rainy season in Somalia, along with skyrocketing prices and an underfunded humanitarian response have resulted in a 160 per cent increase in the number of people facing catastrophic levels of food insecurity, starvation, and disease around the country.

They went on to say that with no end in sight for the devastating drought affecting the country, the risk of famine looms larger than ever, and an urgent increase in support from the international community is essential to avert famine. Some 7.1 million Somalis – close to 50 per cent of the population – currently face crisis-level food insecurity or worse through at least September 2022.
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