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US press statement on Somalia: Return to Election Negotiations

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US press statement on Somalia: Return to Election Negotiations

Return to Election Negotiations PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 28, 2021 The United States notes President Farmaajo’s April 28 commitment to return to the September 17 election agreement and resume talks immediately with Federal Member State leaders. We call on the President and Parliament to act swiftly to annul the April 12 mandate […]

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US press statement: Violence in Mogadishu

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US press statement: Violence in Mogadishu

PRESS STATEMENT Violence in Mogadishu NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON APRIL 26, 2021 The United States is gravely concerned by the violent clashes yesterday in Mogadishu. We call on all parties to exercise restraint and to resolve their differences peacefully.  Dialogue and consensus are the only ways to resolve the electoral impasse, and we urge parties […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA

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PRESS STATEMENT: SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA

23 Apr2021 SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA New York – The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern about the continued political impasse and disagreement among Somalia’s political leaders on the model for elections. The members of the Security Council recalled the significant progress made during the past decade in Somalia, including in […]

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Somalia: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the political and security situation

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Somalia: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the political and security situation

Brussels, 23/04/2021 – 17:19, UNIQUE ID: 210423_13 Statements by the HR/VP 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, […]

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Communique of the 993rd meeting of the PSC held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia

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Communique of the 993rd meeting of the PSC held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia

COMMUNIQUE Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 993rd meeting held on 22 April 2021, on the political and security situation in Somalia: The Peace and Security Council, Noting the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti to the AU and Chairperson of the […]

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Somalia: Averting a Descent into Political Violence

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Somalia: Averting a Descent into Political Violence

Tensions are running high following the Somali parliament’s decision to extend the incumbent president’s mandate by two years. External partners should urgently convene – and mediate – talks among the country’s bitterly divided elites, to prevent its worst political crisis in years from escalating. Somalia’s long-running political crisis has entered a new, dangerous phase. In […]

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Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto

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Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Somalia, I extend our warmest wishes to all Somalis observing Ramadan. During this holy month, I hope Somalia’s leaders will be inspired by the basic tenets of reflection, tolerance, forgiveness, and reconciliation to agree to a way forward to resolve the electoral crisis. This is the surest path […]

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE SOMALI HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE SOMALI HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE

14 Apr 2021 STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE SOMALI HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE Mogadishu – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Canada, Denmark, European Union (EU), Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and the United Nations are deeply concerned by […]

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Somalia: The United States Opposes Federal Government Term Extensions

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Somalia: The United States Opposes Federal Government Term Extensions

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 13, 2021 The United States is deeply disappointed by the Federal Government of Somalia’s decision to approve a legislative bill that extends the mandates of the president and parliament by two years. We have stressed repeatedly that it is vital for the peace, stability, prosperity, and […]

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Press release: Statement by Minister Duddridge on the Somalia elections

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Press release: Statement by Minister Duddridge on the Somalia elections

Press release Statement by Minister Duddridge on the Somalia elections: 13 April 2020 Statement by James Duddridge on the decision of the Lower House of the Somali Parliament to extend the mandates of Mohamed Farmajo as President and of the Somali Parliament by two years. We are dismayed by the decision of the Lower House […]

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