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U.S. Supports Agreement between Federal Government and ASWJ

U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Donald Y. Yamamoto, welcomes the agreement reached between the Federal Government of Somalia and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a (ASWJ).  The United States is committed to supporting these efforts and ensuring their implementation for the peace and stability of Somalia. The United States applauds the hard work of negotiators to ...
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JOINT STATEMENT ON DELAYS TO SOMALILAND PARLIAMENTARY AND LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

We, the undersigned regional and international partners* of Somaliland, recall the significant agreement between political parties in July 2019 which recognised the “critical importance of holding the long due Parliamentary and Local Council Elections” and “agreed to hold the elections as soon as they will be politically and technically possible”. We are concerned that events ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Somalia’s Political Situation

The United States calls on the Federal Government of Somalia, all Federal Member States, and citizens of Somalia to work towards political reconciliation, cooperation, and unity through peaceful dialogue.  Somalia has made impressive progress in key areas.  We encourage all actors to come together and remain focused on working with Somalia’s international partners to bring ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Visit of AFRICOM Commander to Mogadishu

The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on November 5 as part of his trip to the African continent. General Stephen Townsend met with the President of Somalia, the U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Chargé d’Affaires, Brian Neubert, and senior US and Somali military leadership in Mogadishu. The visit offered an opportunity to meet with the ...
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