Mohamud thanked the jubilant crowd for their help and persistent effort to end the war and rebuild Somalia. After years of political upheavals, the president emphasized the need to restructure and strengthen the broken security, economy, and judicial system. He acknowledged the long-standing absence of diplomacy and political order in his country.
He told the blue and white-star flag-waving crowd that they can help in rebuilding Somalia either by going home or supporting from their base here. The president said that the diplomatic recognition was possible because of the strong and united voices from the Somali community here; adding that he is proud of the Minnesota-Somalis.