Washington D.C Metropolitan Area Somali Community welcomes the Somali delegation led by President Sh. Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jamal Sh. Said (703) 703-870-5853
Hassan Warsame (703) 623-5273
Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 29 September 2009: The Somali community in the Washington D.C Metropolitan Area is delighted to announce a welcoming event for H.E Sh. Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the president of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and his delegation.
The event will be held at:
The Waterford in Springfield
6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22360
Thursday, October1, 2009 @ 6:00 PM
President Ahmed came to the U.S to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York and will subsequently tour several cities in the U.S with large Somali community. President Ahmed and his delegation will hold talks with the Somali Diaspora communities about the prevailing situation in the homeland; the TFG’s efforts to engage in reconciliation dialogue with the armed groups who oppose the government; the strategies for brining security and stability to the country; the humanitarian situation in the country, good governance and transparency; the efforts of the international community to help the TFG and the Somali people; and the constructive role that the Somali Diaspora communities can play in resolving the political and humanitarian situation in Somalia.
While there is daunting challenges that the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia faces, there is a tremendous optimism inside the country and within the Somali Diaspora communities that President Ahmed’s government is the best hope for Somalia and should be able to bring lasting peace and stability in Somalia.