H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, newly elected African Union chairperson has traveled to Somalia to demonstrate his commitment and the determination of the African Union towards the restoration of peace and security in the country.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) commemorated the tenth year since deployment, looking at its role in enhancing security, governance and peace in Somalia
Mahamat said that the gains made by AMISON are fragile and appealed to the International community to support the Somali security forces and AMISOM in their efforts to stabilize the country and create a conducive environment according to a statement by the AU.
The AUC leader expressed deep concern for the dire humanitarian situation in the country with over quarter a million people displaced since the end of 2016 to date due to drought. 3 million people are in emergency and crisis with an additional 3.3 million in stress with lives and livelihoods lost.
The Chairperson congratulated the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” for his election and welcomed his determination to fight against Al Shabaab.