Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-Somalia’s International Partners congratulated President of the Puntland State, Said Abdullahi Deni on his successful re-election for another five-year term and the Vice President Elect, Ilyas Osman Lugatoor.

UNSOM and ATMIS commended the people of the Federal Member State of Puntland on the peaceful conduct of the process. 

“We appreciate the efforts of all political and electoral stakeholders to ensure a peaceful process and encourage all parties to maintain a peaceful environment. Any electoral-related dispute should be resolved peacefully through appropriate legal mechanisms”, UNSOM said in a statement.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to President Deni on his successful re-election. ATMIS remains committed to supporting President Deni and the Puntland State in our unwavering efforts to establish lasting peace, security, and stability in Somalia,” said Ambassador Mohamed El-Amine Souef, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia.

International partners strongly encouraged greater participation and meaningful inclusion also of women and youth in future processes. We reaffirm our continued commitment to Somalia’s efforts on democratic governance and to make progress towards fair, transparent and direct elections.

Puntland State held peaceful presidential election on January 8, re-electing the incumbent President , Said Abdullahi Deni.

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