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Somali President mourns former Djibouti Prime Minister

Wednesday March 21, 2018

MOGADISHU (HOL) - President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has mourned former Djibouti Prime Minister, Barkat Gourat Hamadou who died on Monday aged 88.

Mr.Hamadou who is the country's longest serving Prime Minister passed away while receaving treatment at a Paris hospital in France.

The President described Mr Hamadou as a great leader, who had a clear vision for the growth and development of his country.

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“ The government and people of Somalia condole with their brothers & sisters in Djibouti, we pray that God comforts and strengthens the family and friends of the late Barkat Gourat Hamadou," Farmajo mourned.

Mr. Farmajo credited the ex-Prime Minister, with the efforts to mediate Somalis during Somali reconciliation conferences held at ARTE in Djibouti

Mr. Mahadou who was serving Djibouti as prime minister for 23 years, resigned from the office in 2001 over health issues.

He was succeeded by Dileita Mohamed Deleita.


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