Mogadishu (SD) – The Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs has supported the decision of the African Union Peace and Security Council to condemn the extension of President Farmajo’s term in Parliament.
African Union Peace and Security Council after a meeting on Somalia today issued a 14-point communiqué condemning the decision of the parliament to extend the term of President Farmajo.
“Expresses deep concern over the unilateral action by Somalia’s House of the People on 12 April 2021, of passing a resolution signed into law on 13 April 2021 by the President, superseding the 17 September 2020 Agreement on modalities for the conduct of elections in Somalia” said the AU.
African Union Peace and Security Council also called for the appointment of a special envoy in order to help Somalis resolve their election dispute.
“Accordingly requests the Chairperson of the AU Commission to immediately appoint and dispatch to Somalia, a High Representative as Special Envoy for Somalia, to work with the Parties and other concerned stakeholders, with the support of the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission and Head of AMISOM, to reach a mutually acceptable compromise, and to report back to Council within the next four weeks” said the EU.
The statements from the African Union Peace and the US follows the United Nations Security Council’s opposition to the extension of President Farmajo’s term by the Somali parliament.
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