Int'l partners worry that Somalia is no closer to polls one year after electoral agreement


Supreme Xooger
Mogadishu (HOL) - The international community is alarmed that Somalia's current constitutional crisis that has paralyzed that national executive will hinder efforts at organizing federal elections.

"As Somalis mark the one-year anniversary of the 17 September Agreement, international partners are increasingly alarmed that the escalating dispute between the President and Prime Minister will undermine Somalia's stability and derail the electoral process."

"We urge the President and Prime Minister to resolve their differences immediately, avoid further unhelpful exchanges of public statements and personnel announcements, refrain from any action that could destabilize the security situation, and re-focus on concluding the overdue elections without further delay."

Somalia's international partners have steadfastly supported the September 17 agreement, warning on several occasions that it would not support any term extensions or parallel processes from the Farmajo administration or opposition candidates.

The joint statement comes as the UN Security Council met in New York on Friday morning for closed consultations to discuss the latest developments in Somalia at the request of the United Kingdom.

The joint statement was signed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Kenya, League of Arab States, Norway, Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the United Nations.



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