The President congratulated the People of Somalia on their historical achievement that was carried out in a transparent, free and fair manner.
Mohamud defeated the incumbent Sheikh Ahmed Sharif in the Monday election for the war-torn country’s presidency.
Here is Museveni’s full letter to the new President of Somalia.
CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO H.E. HASSAN SHEIKH MOHAMUD, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA
On behalf of behalf of the Government, people of Uganda and my own behalf, I wish to extend our warm and heartfelt congratulations to you upon your election as the President of Federal Republic of Somalia.
I also congratulate Somalia’s new Federal Parliament and the people of Somalia for this historical achievement, which was carried out in a transparent, free and fair manner.
Your election as President of Somalia and that of Right Honorable Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawaari, as Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament is very important and significant milestones towards the achievement of sustainable peace and stability in Somalia.
Uganda also considers conceding by the former president Mr. Sharif Sheik as another sign that the people of Somalia are determined to work together for stability and rebuild your country.
We highly recommend all Somali Leaders particularly the Traditional Elders, Members of the Technical Selection Committee and the Interim Speaker, Hon. Mussa Hassan Abdulle for their dedication and commitment towards the accomplishment of the transition process.
Excellency, I wish to reiterate Uganda’s Commitment to working with you, your government and the people of Somalia in all efforts towards bringing sustainable peace, stability, reconciliation and development in Somalia.
As I renew my warmest congratulations and best wishes, please accept, Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
9th September 2012
H.E. Hassan Skeikh Mohamud
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA