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UN Security Council to consider a New AU Mission in Somalia

MOGADISHU-Officials from the African Union (AU), the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), and international partners have prepared key documents outlining plans to build a new mission to replace the current African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The African Union Peace and Security Council, in 2007 approved the deployment of AMISOM troops to Somalia. with the blessings of the United Nations Security Council, which has since extended its mandate multiple years.

Recent talks between the AU Technical Teams and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) concluded, agreeing on a new framework that will ultimately hand over full security responsibility to Somalia’s security forces.

The Director General of the Somali Ministry of Defense, Hassan Said Samantar, said a committee comprising officials from the African Union, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations) will meet on February 14th. to discuss new operational documents starting in 2022.

The documents will be submitted to the African Union Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council by March 7, 2022 to be reviewed by 31 March 2022, paving the way for the AMISOM new mission.

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