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Joint press release: international partners urge resolution of political disputes, focus on elections

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Joint press release: international partners urge resolution of political disputes, focus on elections

International partners urge President and Prime Minister to reach agreement as soon as possible

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 2, 2021 / APO Group / –

Somalia’s international partners * note that President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble continue to engage in mediation efforts to resolve differences expressed during their exchange of statements on September 16, 2021.

Nevertheless, the partners remain concerned that the fundamental issues have not been resolved, despite more than two weeks of mediation efforts. This lingering political uncertainty increased the risk of further delays in the electoral process and created confusion over the leadership of the Ministry of Homeland Security (MoIS) and the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), whose l efficiency is vital in the fight against Al-Shabaab. and the maintenance of the security situation in the country.

International partners urge the President and the Prime Minister to reach an agreement as soon as possible, maintain the focus on the implementation of the electoral accords of September 17, 2020 and May 27, 2021, and ensure that key institutions (MoIS and NISA) are led by and respected leaders, especially during election time.

* African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Kenya, League of Arab States, Countries- Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, United Nations.

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