The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Koro Bessho (Japan):
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) congratulates Mr. Muse Bihi Abdi of the Peace, Unity and Development (KULMIYE) Party on his election as President of “Somaliland”, as confirmed by the “Somaliland” Supreme Court yesterday.
Mogadishu - A consultative forum to review Somalia’s National Action Plan on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, has been held in Mogadishu as part of the efforts aimed at addressing the widespread conflict related sexual violence in the country.
Barawe - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating joined a high-level Federal Government of Somalia delegation on a security assessment visit to Barawe, a strategic port city situated in the Lower Shabelle region.
Mogadishu – Today the Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held a joint meeting to discuss a comprehensive approach to security for the country.