Somali new president appoints Hassan Ali Khayre as prime minister

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has on Thursday morning appointed  Hassan Ali Khayre to be the country’s new prime minister hours after the conclusion of his inauguration ceremony.

New prime minister Hassan Ali Khayre, was a Nairobi based Somali political activists.

Local media reported that PM Khayre, has a Norwegian passport.

After he picked and apointed his prime minister Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo,  flied to Saudi Arabia to visit Islamic holly city, Makah  al-Mukarama for Imrah and to pray for the country.

Farmajo also expected to meet Saudi Arabian King.

United Nations assistance mission in Somalia welcomed  new prime minister.

“Good news that President @M_Farmaajo has appointed the country’s new Prime Minister today. Congratulations, Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre. #Somalia” UN mission tweeted .

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The author is a senior freelance journalist based Somali capital Mogadishu