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African Union Peace and Security Council delegation on an assessment mission in Somalia                                                   

A twenty-seven member delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) led by Ambassador Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and African Union have yesterday arrived in Mogadishu on an assessment visit of the country’s political and security situation.

The delegation was highly welcomed on arrival at the Aden Adde International Airport by Abdulkadir Ahmed-Kheyr, Somalia’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs and the AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira and AMISOM officials.

The delegation is scheduled to hold talks with senior Federal Government officials, and leaders of the Federal Member States, AMISOM leadership, top UN officials and International Partners.

The delegation’s three days visit to Somalia is aimed at checking the progress made in the transitioning of national security responsibilities from AMISOM to the Somali national security forces as per the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The peace and Security Council is keen to ensure that the implementation of the transition plan is carried out as planned within the framework of the country’s national security architecture.

On the political front, the delegation will be keen to get an update on the state of political situations in the country and the impending regional presidential elections.