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African Union representative relocating office to Somalia

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Mahamat Saleh Annadif said during a Tuesday (December 18th) meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud that he was relocating his office to Mogadishu, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) announced.

"I am very happy to be once again in Mogadishu and look forward to deploying here on a more permanent basis in the coming weeks," Annadif said during his two-day visit to Somalia. "I had a very fruitful discussion with President Mohamud and assured him of the African Union's and AMISOM's continued support for the stabilisation efforts of his government."

"AMISOM has played a crucial role in helping Somalia overcome decades of strife and we will continue to support our Somali brothers and sisters as they move towards a new era of peace and stability," he said.

Mohamud welcomed Annadif's announcement that he plans to relocate his office to Mogadishu from Nairobi, according to Somali National News Agency.

Annadif also met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Aadan and was briefed by senior AMISOM military, police and civilian officials before touring the new AMISOM headquarters, where he will be based.


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