Posted by: africanpressorganization | 4 June 2009

Somalia / Washington Meeting




Somalia / Washington Meeting


WASHINGTON, June 4, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general:


On Somalia, former senior military officers of Somalia will be meeting in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, 4 June, for two days of talks organized by the UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS).


The meeting, being held under the auspices of Somalia’s Ministry of Defence, aims to solicit the support and participation of these former officers in current efforts to address the security needs of the war-ravaged country.


According to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, these Somali officers are “respected for their past professional experience during a period in Somalia’s history when it was called upon to help train soldiers from other African nations”. 



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


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