Somalia: EU supports the rejection of any mandate extension

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EU High Representative Josep Borrell
EU High Representative Josep Borrell

By:Staff writer

The European Union expressed its “full support ” for any mandate extension of Somalia government.

“The conclusions in the African Union’s Peace and Security Council’s 22nd April Communique on the political and security situation in Somalia are decisive and welcome. The European Union supports the rejection of any mandate extension and looks forward to a prompt return to negotiations, facilitated by an African Union envoy, to achieve consensus for elections, based on the agreement of 17 September 2020. The EU also welcomes the call for a Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) meeting to assess the security situation in Somalia.”Said EU statement

The European Union has appealed the political stalemate in the country

“The EU stands ready to cooperate closely with the AU envoy and, meanwhile, appeals for calm and the avoidance of any further action that might exacerbate tension.”Statement added

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