ADDIS ABABA (SD) – A meeting on security in Somalia held in Mogadishu was attended by officials including the Somali Minister of Defense, the State Minister for Security, the Office of the National Security Adviser, the SNA, the European Union, the African Union, troop contributing countries and members of the international community.
The conference followed a meeting held this year in Addis Ababa in the African Union Center, which discussed a new national plan, the agreed mandate plan, and was also heard a report by the joint Somali Federal Government and African Union Technical Committee, preparing for the new two year operations, the implementation of the agreement, lessons learned and how the Somali government could take over the country’s public safety.
The Minister of Defense Hon Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur (Jama) thanked the African Union and the international community in helping Somalia, and said the Somali government is committed to accelerate implementing the plan.
The Somali government believes its troops could take over the country’s general security, while a large swaths of the country are in the hands of Al Shabaab.
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