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Representatives of the international community welcome Somalia’s electoral agreement

Mogadishu (SD) – Representatives of the international community in Mogadishu have welcomed the agreement reached on the country’s electoral dispute, and sent a new message to the Somali leadership.

“Somalia’s international partners welcome the successful conclusion of the Federal Government of Somalia – Federal Member States (FGS-FMS) summit in Mogadishu.” said the IC reps in Mogadishu.

A joint statement issued by Friends of the International Community praised the role played by the Prime Minister and members of the federal government in resolving the long-running electoral dispute.

“We commend Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble for his leadership of this process, as well as the Federal Member State Presidents, the Governor of the Banadir Administrative Region, and other political figures who engaged constructively in the talks. We thank President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’ for his appeal on 1 May to revert to the consensus-based 17 September electoral model.” said Representatives of the international community in Mogadishu.

They called on all political stakeholders to move quickly to organize inclusive elections.

“We now urge all stakeholders to move forward swiftly to organize inclusive and transparent elections without delay. We call on Somali leaders to resolve any future disputes through regular dialogue among the signatories of the 17 September Agreement.” said the IC reps in Mogadishu.

Representatives of the international community also expressed their readiness to support the Somali leadership in the implementation of this historic agreement.

“International partners stand ready to support Somalia’s leaders to implement this historic agreement.” said the IC reps in Mogadishu.

The international community’s statement comes after an agreement was reached today on the country’s long disputed electoral process.

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