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African Union Special Representative holds consultations with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia.
African Union
Press release
Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif held consultations with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Earlier during the week, Ambassador Annadif had met with the Minister of Interior, Abdikarim Hussein Guled and his Defence counterpart Abdihakim Haji Mahamud Fiqi.

During the discussions the Special Representative who has now relocated to Mogadishu assured the President of the African Union continued support for the Federal Government of Somalia.

Their discussions centered on the establishment of local administrations and AMISOM’s support towards the government’s efforts in that regard. In the last week, teams of AMISOM political affairs, civil affairs and gender affairs officers visited Baidoa, Beletweyne and Kismayo where they held consultations with local and community leaders, women and youth groups and local government officials.

President Mohamoud welcomed the Special Representative’s relocation to Mogadishu. The President stated that this is a further indication of the African Union’s commitment to consolidate the gains that have been made in Somalia and that this move will foster an even closer working relationship with his government.

Ambassador Annadif was accompanied by the AMISOM Force Commander, Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti and the AMISOM Police Commissioner, Dr. Charles Makono.


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