Friday, September 21, 2012
President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Tuesday (September 18th) that he will not attend the upcoming 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.
Mohamud will remain in Mogadishu, attributing his absence to "tough tasks in his in-tray". He did not say whether a representative from his government would attend in his stead.
The UN meetings include a high-level meeting on the rule of law on September 24th and a special session on Somalia on September 26th.
The president also announced he will soon appoint a new prime minister.