Sunday November 20, 2022
Mogadishu—The newly appointed Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC), Ambassador Mohammed El-Amine Souef, today arrived in Somalia to take up his duties as the Head of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS).After brief engagements in the VIP area at the airport, Ambassador Souef proceeded to ATMIS Mission Headquarters, where he inspected a quarter guard mounted by ATMIS troops from Uganda. He later met with staff and held a closed-door security briefing with top ATMIS leadership.
On arrival at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, Ambassador Souef, was met by the Deputy Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (DSRCC) Ms. Fiona Lortan, senior military and police officials of ATMIS and the Somalia Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Isaak Mohamud Mursal.
In his role as the SRCC and Head of ATMIS, Ambassador Souef, will oversee the military, police, and civilian components of ATMIS work closely with partners to restoring security, stability and continued political processes.