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UN Security Council’s latest meeting on Somalia discussed Somalia, Ethiopia dispute

NY (SD) -Today, the United Nations Security Council held discussions on the situation in Somalia, covering political, humanitarian, economic, human rights, peace, and security.

Among the diplomats present were the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Catriona Laing, the African Union’s Special Representative to Somalia, and representatives from the governments of the United States, Britain, and China.

UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative Laing highlighted in her speech that the recent agreement between Ethiopia and Somaliland, which Somalia strongly opposed, generated strong hostile public reactions in Somalia. She stated that it is imperative to address this issue promptly to prevent further instability.

Ms. Catriona Laing reiterated the remarks made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who emphasized the UN Security Council’s respect for Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. She called on all parties to engage in constructive peace talks and refrain from using provocative language or actions that could exacerbate tensions or conflict.

Representatives from the United States, China, and Britain reaffirmed their countries’ support for Somalia’s territorial and political integrity.

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