AU Special Representative welcomes the successful conclusion of the Jubba Regions Reconciliation Conference

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The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has congratulated the Federal Government and the people of Somalia for the successful hosting of the Reconciliation Conference on the Jubba Regions.

Ambassador Annadif notes with satisfaction that by holding the conference, the people of Somalia have demonstrated once again their strong commitment to peace and reconciliation in their country.

The conference which took place in Mogadishu is part of the implementation of the Addis Ababa agreement of August 28th, 2013 and discussed key issues including peace-building and reconciliation, security and social affairs. The Addis Ababa agreement was a major step in the national reconciliation process and the consolidation of peace and stability in Somalia.

The AU Special representative was pleased to learn that delegates to the conference discussed key points that are essential to peace-building and reconciliation process for Juba regions including security, re-integration of armed groups and the fight against terrorists, economic progress and social development among others.

“I wish to re-affirm the readiness of the African Union and that of AMISOM in particular to supporting the implementation of the recommendations made during the conference.” He said.

Ambassador Annadif is encouraged by the environment during the conference which allowed delegates to genuinely discuss issues on how to reach lasting peace in the Jubba regions.