Comoros new president sworn in

07:42, May 27, 2011      

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Comoros newly elected president Ikililou Dhoinine was sworn in Moroni on Thursday in the presence of more than 3,000 people including local and foreign dignitaries.

Hao Ping, the Chinese special envoy and vice minister of education, attended the presidential inauguration.

At the inaugural ceremony, Dhoinine vowed to consolidate national unity and safeguard the territorial integrity of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros.

He called on the new governing team to work hard to improve livelihood, saying the people of the Comoros have right to enjoy more social well-beings and more development.

He promised to build more schools, hospitals, ports, airports, bridges and roads to upgrade the country's infrastructure.

Dhoinine, 49, won the presidential elections in December with 61 percent of the votes cast, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission.

Source: Xinhua
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