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Somali prime minister meets UN Secretary General

Storyline:National News

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke who is attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York today visited the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his office.

The Prime Minister and he Secretary General discussed issues relating to the progress Somalia has made.

Prime Minister Sharmarke detailed his government’s advance on the establishment of Interim Regional Administrations, and the progress so far on establishing the remaining regional administration of Hiran and Middle Shabele. He also informed on the outcome of the recent successful Consultative Meeting held in Mogadishu on 19-21 September.

The Prime Minister stressed his Government resolute in respecting the constitutional mandate of the government branches, the legislature and the executive. Hence the launch of the National Consultative Forum (NCF) which is geared in producing an electoral process opposed to the anticipated ‘one man one vote’ which is circumstantially inconceivable during the end of the tenure.

Prime Minister Sharmarke assured the Secretary General that the NCF will be transparent and all inclusive process. It will consult with the Civil Societies and include the stake holders in the decision making.

On the other hand the Prime Minister also informed the Secretary General the progress his government has made in establishing the Constitutional Commission Bodies and that they are also working on establishing the remaining in due course.

Both leaders also jointly agreed on the need to enhance the support for the UN mandated AMISOM troops and the Somali National Army who are making substantial gain.

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar Sharmarke and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have both endorsed the outcome of High Level UN Security Council meeting who was co chaired by the President of Federal Republic Somalia H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.