Mogadishu (SD) – A statement from the Somalia’s International Partners called on the country’s leaders to put Somalia’s interests first, to defuse political tensions, and to refrain from intimidation or the use of force that could undermine peace and stability in the country.
“International partners are following with deep concern the current situation and political developments. We call on Somalia’s leaders to put the country’s interests first, to de-escalate rising political tensions, and to refrain from provocation or use of force that could undermine peace and stability.” said an statement from the international Partners.
They also called for an urgent meeting of the National Consultative Assembly along with other consultations between key stakeholders, in order to expedite and improve the process, and for the elections to be concluded quickly and credibly, earning the trust of the Somali people.
“International partners have repeatedly expressed growing concern over procedural irregularities and delays in the Somali electoral process. It is imperative that the 17 September 2020 and 27 May 2021 agreements, which are the basis for the elections, be implemented immediately without further distraction or disruption.” said an statement from the international Partners.
Adding “A meeting of the National Consultative Council as soon as possible, along with other consultations among key stakeholders, is urgently needed to accelerate and improve the process and bring the elections to a rapid and credible conclusion that will enjoy the confidence of the Somali people.”
The statement comes amid fears of fighting in Mogadishu following renewed dispute between Somalia’s president and prime minister.
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