Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 September 2009

AU Special Representative for Somalia pays tribute to the outstanding work of AMISOM troops.

 

 


 

 

AU Special Representative for Somalia pays tribute to the outstanding work of AMISOM troops.

 

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, September 21, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Special Representative for Somalia Mr. Nicolas Bwakira has paid tribute to the outstanding work of AMISOM peacekeepers who continue to show strong commitment and

determination in the performance of their duties despite the hostile environment.

Mr. Bwakira was in Mogadishu today to honor the sacrifice of the fallen

peacekeepers that paid the ultimate price of their lives for peace in Somalia during

Thursday’s suicide attack. He was pleased to note that despite the criminal attack by

Al-Shabaab, the morale of the peacekeepers was very high as they showed

determination to redouble their efforts in pursuit of their mission.

The African Union Special Representative also met the Prime Minister of the

Transitional Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Omar Abdirashid Ali

Sharmarke whom he assured of AMISOM’s continued support to ensure peace,

stability and development for the country. He said far from being intimidated, the

mission is more determined to stay the course and bring peace to Somalia, thus

ending years of fighting.

Mr. Bwakira announced new initiatives by the African Union to support the

government and people of Somalia both on the political front and socio economic

projects as well as in the area of institutional capacity building.

He extended the message of encouragement, solidarity and commitment from the

Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Mr. Jean Ping to the

Troop Contributing Countries of Burundi and Uganda and to all AMISOM personell.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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