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Somalia Turmoil Worries UN Security Council


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“The members of the Security Council reiterated their resolve to continue to stand by the people and Government of Somalia, in the face of deplorable terrorist attacks, as they seek to establish peace and prosperity across their country,” the 15-member body said in a statement issued to the press on Friday night.

The statement followed a briefing to the Council from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somali (UNSOM), Nicholas Kay, on the security situation in Mogadishu.

Council members paid tribute to both the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Security Forces for their effective response to the attack against Villa c, while also underlining the urgent need to support the National Security Forces for it to be able to assume full responsibility for security in Mogadishu and beyond.

Chimpreports understands that following the deadly attack in which several soldiers and militants were killed, security measures have been tightened.

On July 7, a security conference between the council of Ministers, Benaadir Regional Administration and the Defense committee in Parliament was held in Mogadishu and chaired by Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Matters concerning heightened security measures were broadly covered, obstacles discussed and further solutions formulated.

At the opening of the gathering, Ahmed highlighted the outcomes of a meeting he recently held with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Speaker of Parliament and Members of Parliament in which they exchanged different views on the most strategic and viable methods to prevent terror attacks by the “enemies of peace”.

At the end of that forum discussion, the Federal Government of Somalia reiterated the necessary magnitude of strengthening security in the country.

The Prime Minister informed security officials and agencies to implement the decisions agreed upon from the previous meeting to discuss security and public cooperation to overcome enemies who conspire against peace and freedom.


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