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Somali Foreign Minister meets UN Deputy Representative for political discussions

Thursday May 23, 2024

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Moallim Fiqi Ahmed, met with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Raisedon Zenenga, in Mogadishu on Wednesday.

The Minister discussed the advancements achieved in security and politics, as well as the collaboration between the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations.

The meeting explored mechanisms and frameworks to establish a joint technical committee from Somalia and the UN, which will work on the planned transition process towards a UN country office.

This month, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed James Christopher Swan as his acting special representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Swan will act as special representative "for a temporary period following the departure of Catriona Laing of the United Kingdom, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service in UNSOM and Somalia at a challenging time," the UN said in a statement released on Tuesday.


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