International partners call for calm and restraint in Laascaanood

1 Jan 2023

International partners call for calm and restraint in Laascaanood

Mogadishu – International partners* are concerned about the violence in Laascaanood resulting in civilian deaths and casualties.

Preventing violence and ensuring the protection of civilians is paramount. We call for calm and restraint. Tensions must be resolved through de-escalation and dialogue.

*African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union (EU) Delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, League of Arab States (LAS), Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Sudan, Sweden, Türkiye, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States and United Nations.