PRESS STATEMENT – Welcome Progress Towards Elections in Somalia

 

May 02, 2021

 


Combo Photo of President Farmajo of Somalia, whose term in office officially expired on February 8, 2021 (L), and the Legislators of the Lower House of Parliament, whose mandate ended on December 27, 2020 (R). PHOTOS: AP and REUTERS

 

 

PRESS STATEMENT

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson

 

The United States welcomes the actions taken by President Farmaajo and Parliament’s House of the People to return formally to the September 17, 2020, election agreement. We commend the President’s announcement that Prime Minister Roble will lead the Federal Government’s efforts to finalize the agreement and oversee implementation of the electoral process, including security arrangements.

We call on the parties to the agreement to meet immediately without preconditions to finalize electoral arrangements and begin implementation in a collaborative and transparent manner. The United States stands ready to support the conduct of elections as soon as possible.

State Government of the United States | Published: May 01, 2021

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