Friday, March 21, 2014

Briefing by UN Secretary General Special Representative for Somalia

The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, gave a 22 minute briefing from Mogadishu on the situation in Somalia on 11 March 2014.  He was followed by a 6 minute presentation by the Somali representative located at the UN headquarters in New York. 

Nicholas Kay said what is needed in Somalia is a united, secure and federal country.  The security situation in Mogadishu has deteriorated, but there has been progress in Somalia in spite of setbacks and delays.  AMISOM has launched a major offensive against al-Shabaab.  Kay called on the international community to stay the course in Somalia. 

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