UN commitment to Government and people of Somalia remains strong following attack on Villa Somalia

Mareeg.com-The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned last night’s attack on Villa Somalia, the seat of the Federal Government in Mogadishu. This was the latest in a series of attacks by Al Shabaa

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned last night’s attack on Villa Somalia, the seat of the Federal Government in Mogadishu. This was the latest in a series of attacks by Al Shabaab against Somalia’s political institutions, and comes after a failed attack against Parliament on 5 July.

 

Speaking from Villa Somalia today, following meetings with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and
Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, SRSG Kay said, “Political progress in this
country is only possible through the unity of its political institutions, which
is why they are being attacked by those determined to plunge Somalia back into
turmoil. The United Nations will continue to assist the people and institutions
of Somalia as they make progress towards stability and peace’
.

 

I commend the prompt action taken
by the Somali and African Union security forces, who successfully dealt with
the attack. They need the active support and cooperation of the people of
Mogadishu. I commend the Government’s swift action to learn lessons from the
recent attacks and to take steps to improve the delivery of security services’
.

 

We continue to work actively with
the Federal Government, AMISOM and international partners to build strong
national security institutions to secure the country
,” he added.

 

SRSG Kay extends his deepest
sympathies to those affected, and to their friends and families.

 

SOURCE-UNITED NATIONS

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