H.E the President of Somalia Meets with AU Commissioner for Peace & Security: "Together We are Winning the War Against al-Shabaab: but the Continuing Battle is to Win the Peace

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    H.E the President of Somalia Meets with AU Commissioner for Peace & Security: "Together We are Winning the War Against al-Shabaab: but the Continuing Battle is to Win the Peace

    H.E the President of Somalia Meets with AU Commissioner for Peace & Security: "Together the SNA and AMISOM are Winning the War Against al-Shabaab: but the Continuing Battle is to Win the Peace"

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H.E the President of Somalia Meets with AU Commissioner for Peace & Security: "Together the SNA and AMISOM are Winning the War Against al-Shabaab: but the Continuing Battle is to Win the Peace"

Mogadishu, 07JAN15 H.E. the President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, met today with the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ismail Chergui. The AU Commissioner was accompanied by the Senior Representative of the Chairman of the African Union Commission for Somalia (SRCC), Ambassador Maman Sidikou, the AU Director for Peace & Security, Dr El Ghasseim Wane, General Jonathan Rono, the Acting AMISOM Force Commander, as well as other AU officials.

During the visit they discussed the December 25th attack on AMISOM’s Headquarters in Mogadishu, joint AMISOM-Somalia National Army (SNA) operations to defeat al-Shabaab and future cooperation between the FGS and AU.

H.E the President began by greeting the AU Commissioner for Peace & Security and his party and offered his condolences on the December 25th attack on AMISOM’s Headquarters in Mogadishu.

He welcomed the formation of a joint FGS-AMISOM-UNSOM Task Force to investigate the atrocity and noted that the FGS would implement any recommendations made by the Task Force as a matter of urgency.

H.E. the President discussed the recent gains made during the joint SNA-AMISOM Operations Eagle and Indian Ocean and welcomed the damage had done to al-Shabaab in terms of territory, illicit revenue, personnel and equipment that had been lost to the terrorists.

He noted the continuing challenges that exist in those newly recovered areas, particularly in terms of the delivery of humanitarian aid, and requested AMISOM’s continuing support , commenting: "Together the FGS and the AU, the SNA and AMISOM are winning the war against al-Shabaab: but the continuing battle is to win the peace.”

H.E. the President continued by noting AMISOM’s support in facilitating the integration of militia forces into the Somali National Army, an essential element of bringing long lasting peace to all of Somalia and concluded by confirming his resolve to continue to strengthen cooperation between the FGS and the AU and the SNA and AMISOM.

Mr Chergui thanked H.E. the President for the warm welcome, adding that, while this was only his first visit to Mogadishu, he looked forward to paying many more visits to Somalia in the future.

He noted the AU will be active in supporting the rebuilding of the SNA and fully engaged in ensuring peace, stability and development in Somalia.

He concluded by requesting that the FGS continue to provide full support to AMISOM in fulfilling their mandate.

Daud Aweis

Spokesman

Office of the President

Tel: (+252) (0) 617663466

Email: daweis@presidency.gov.so


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