Erdogan congratulates new Somali president

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Turkey attaches great importance to stability and prosperity in Somalia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his newly-elected Somali counterpart late Wednesday, according to a Turkish presidential source.

Erdogan congratulated Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Farmajo during a telephone call after he was elected by Somali lawmakers following five hours of voting Wednesday in the capital, Mogadishu, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media.