UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council Tuesday encouraged the new president of Somalia to appoint a government and a prime minister as soon as possible in order to begin the peacebuilding work in the country.
In a resolution unanimously adopted by the Council, the 15- member body expressed its determination to work closely with the new institutions and offices of the Somali authorities, and encouraged the new president to expeditiously appoint an " inclusive, accountable" government, particularly a prime minister.
The Council urged the Somali actors and international community to pledge their continued support.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won by a landslide victory in Somali presidential election last week. The new president will have to name a new prime minister within 30 days and the new PM will in turn form a cabinet that will lead the country for the next four years.
The resolution called on the Somali authorities to conduct government in "an accountable and inclusive" manner, and to conduct its finances in a "transparent" manner working constructively with the international community.
On the security issue, the Council urged the Somali authorities to establish the National Security Committee and demanded that the international community redouble its effort to support the development of the Somali security institutions.
The Security Council further encouraged member states of the UN to continue to cooperate with Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea.