US expresses concern over political turmoil in Somalia

Published: November 11, 2014

101232820-452116917r.530x298The US expressed its concern Monday over the recent political turmoil in Somalia and noted that the, “actions to put forward a parliamentary motion for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister do not serve the interests of the Somali people,” according to a statement from State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki.

The US has remained neutral in the dispute between Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

Psaki stressed, “We are committed to the principles of the New Deal Compact which aims to build a sovereign, secure, democratic, united, and federal Somalia.” “Because Somaliaآ’s leadership is distracted with political division, the United States currently does not see the utility in sending a delegation to the High Level Partnership Forum on Somalia,” stressed Psaki. “We stand with the international community in urging the Federal Government of Somalia to implement fully its Vision 2016 plan and rise above the political differences that divert from the important work of unifying the country under a federal framework.”

Source: Kuna

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