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Djibouti President meets UN envoy on Somalia situation

Djibouti (HAN) March 8,2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh on Monday held talks in Djibouti with the new UN Special Envoy in Somalia, Michael Keating.

An official statement released after the meeting said the two discussed about the elections set to be held in Somalia before the end of this year, and the formulation of new strategies to reinforce the efficiency of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on the ground.

They also discussed means for reinforcing the institutional, logistical and operational capacity of Somalia’s national army and police.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Keating hailed the role played by Djibouti in pacification of Somalia.

“Djibouti has always provided precious support to Somalia’s stabilization process,” he said.

Since 2011, Djibouti has been participating in AMISOM with a contingent of 2,000 officers based in central Somalia.





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