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SOMALI LEADERS WALK ‘BACK FROM THE BRINK’, RESUME TALKS ON CRITICAL ELECTIONS

Mogadishu/New York 26 May 2021 – James Swan, UN Special Representative for Somalia and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), said it is imperative that the summit yield an implementable agreement to hold elections in the shortest time possible.

“Without such an agreement, and the goodwill and sincerity to implement it, the gains which have been made in recent years may be reversed, risking further instability and insecurity”, he warned.

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, James Swan, to the Security Council on the Situation in Somalia 25 May 2021

Source: Somali National News Agency