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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: International community congratulates Galmudug regional assembly on elections
Mogadishu, 04 July 2015: The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United States of America welcomed the successful conclusion of elections for the Galmudug Interim Administration today and congratulated the newly elected President, Mr. Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Vice President Mr. Mohamed Hashi Abdi.
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UN Special Representative congratulates Somalia on 55th Independence anniversary
Mogadishu, 1 July 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay congratulated the people and Government of Somalia on their 55th Independence Anniversary. He commended the efforts they are making to overcome over two decades of instability as well as the progress achieved in the ongoing peace building and state-building processes.
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UN Special Representative commends the completion of the establishment of Galmudug regional assembly
Mogadishu, 28 June 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay welcomed the election of the Speaker of the Galmudug regional assembly by members of the assembly in Adaado, on 27 June.  The SRSG congratulated the newly elected speaker, Mr. Ali Ga'al Asir, and expressed satisfaction with the completion of this important stage of the Central Regions' state formation process.
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Security Council Press Statement on Al-Shabaab Attacks in Somalia
New York, 27 June 2015 – The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the attack on 26 June against the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base camp in Leego, perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, which has caused the death and injury of many Burundian troops. The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and Government of Burundi, to AMISOM, as well as to the people and Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia.  They deplored Al Shabaab’s actions against a base of AMISOM, which is working alongside the Federal Government of Somalia, and the Somali National Army, to protect the Somali people and to assist in the reconstruction and stabilization of Somalia.
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The Security Council, decides to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June 2013, under the leadership of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), for an initial period of twelve months with the intention to renew for further periods as appropriate, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary-General.
[S/RES/2102 (2013)]
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Barawe, 20 December 2014

UN Envoy Nick Kay arrives in the port city of Barawe, capital of the new Interim Southwestern Administration to meet with elders and the community alongside Sharif Hassan Sheikh, newly-elected leader of the Administration. UN Photo