AUC Chairperson calls for redoubling of efforts in support of Somalia to overcome the challenges

On 11 May 2017, The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat held high-level consultations on the margins of the London Conference on Somalia, stressing the unstable situation is untenable.

Mahamat underlined the need to redouble efforts in support of Somalia to allow the administration of H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to overcome the many challenges facing the country. He stressed the importance to support the full implementation of the newly adopted national security architecture in order to stand up Somalia security forces as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)’s exit strategy.

Mahamat met with H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

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World Health Organization (WHO) on May 11, called for immediate action to save lives in Somalia as the country continues to struggle with the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine and disease.

Mahamat called for a mobilization of predictable and sustainable funding for AMISOM stressing that the current situation was untenable. He further appealed for humanitarian assistance commensurate with the challenges at hand.

dirie with dead camel_0Mahamat further met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders, Denmark’s State Secretary for international cooperation, Martin Bille. He also held bilateral discussions with the Vice President of the European Union Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

He also held bilateral discussions with the Vice President of the European Union Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

The Chairperson of the AUC also exchanged views with his interlocutors on the recent developments in Libya, Northern Mali and Sahel, Lake Chad Basin, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan and the Great Lakes region.

– S

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