Somali PM appoints new Minister of Defense

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Mogadishu(RAAD NEWS)-Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Ali Kheyre has today on Sunday appointed the new Minister of Defense and sacked the Minister of Religious Affairs in a decree, SONNA reported.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman said that Mohamed Mursal Sheikh was appointed to be the new Minister of Defense after the resignation of former Minister, Abdirashid Mohamed Abdulahi in October this year.

“The Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre issued a decree naming the new Minister of Defense, Mohamed Mursal Sheikh and dismissed Minister of Religious Affairs, Dr. Iman Abdulahi Ali”, Mr. Osman said.

Mr. Mursal was former Somali Minister of Water and Energy and Somali Ambassador to Turkey.

This move comes three weeks after the Somali Government declared war against the terrorist militant group of Al-Shabaab.

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