Mogadishu (UM) – President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo has been invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Racep Dayib Erdogan on the 9th July 2018. The President received a formal invitation from the government of Turkey and he will be accompanied by key Somali government officials including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
President Erdogan won the presidential election on 24th June by 52.3% and this was confirmed on July 4th by the Turkish Election Commission. President Farmaajo wrote to congratulate President Erdogan almost immediately after the initial results were released on twitter.
In his second term as president Erdogan will have a new mandate with expanded powers under an Executive Presidency after constitutional changes which were approved in a referendum last year. This will allow him to directly appoint top public officials including his deputy, ministers and members of the judiciary.