Mogadishu (SD) – Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud, addressed members of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council in Mogadishu about AMISOM’s obligations which ends on December 31, 2021, according to the United Nations Security Council resolution 2568.
The Minister and the 15 member Council led by Ambassador Mohammed Omar Gad of Egypt, exchanged views on security and peace challenges and the extent of the preparation of the national armed forces to take over the security responsibility of the country.
The minister informed the members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), that the Somali security plan was complete and needed to be fully implemented.
“The Somali nation will not accept foot-dragging, misrepresentation, and delays that hinder the implementation of a successful security” the Minister told the AU delegation.
Adding “The simple truth remains no options can be viable without the approval of the host nation and the STP remains the position of the FGS not only under this administration but future administration. The Somali nation is united in seeking to realize the responsibility for its own security and irrespective of election politics or otherwise, this will remain constant”.
The meeting between Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), comes after Somalia has reportedly rejected a number of plans that would place AMISOM under a prolonged UN mandate, rather then preparing Somali forces to take over the AMISOM security role.
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