Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 January 2009

Somalia / AMISOM must get material and financial support from the United Nations

 


 

 

 

Somalia / AMISOM must get material and financial support from the United Nations

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

and the spokesperson for the general assembly president

 

 

A United Nations technical team will visit Nairobi and Addis Ababa next week to look into how the Organization can support the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).  The Political Office for Somalia and the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations, Field Support and Political Affairs will be represented in the team.  And the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, said that AMISOM must get material and financial support from the United Nations that would make it possible for its troops to remain effective on the ground in Somalia.  He thanked Burundi and Uganda whose troops make up most of the AMISOM forces.

 

Next week’s visit, Ould-Abdallah said, follows the partial withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from Somalia.  He added that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was also in discussions with regional leaders to ensure that AMISOM receives the necessary support.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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