The members of the Security Council have taken note of Saturday’s parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, and recent political instability in the country. The members of the Security Council recalled their visit to Somalia, and that of the Secretary-General, during which both underlined the vital importance of a united political leadership in Somalia. The members of the Security Council expressed their concern at the recent political instability in Somalia, and its impact on peace and stability.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the resolution of the current political crisis through the proper Parliamentary channels. They commended the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia for his acceptance of the result, and recognised the positive contribution he and his government had made to peace, security and development in Somalia.
The members of the Security Council underlined their concern that further political instability in Somalia could jeopardise progress made so far towards peace and security. The members of the Security Council underlined the importance of the new political leadership in Somalia focusing on priority areas, including resuming the implementation and review of the Provisional Constitutionand the passage of key legislation to establish electoral institutions. In this context they also emphasised the importance of Somalia’s leaders, including the new government, developing effective mechanisms to prevent prolonged political crises in the future.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to both the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Nicholas Kay and UNSOM, as well as to the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission Maman Sidikou and AMISOM as they continue to deliver their respective mandates.
The members of the Security Council underlined their resolute support for the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia. The members of the Security Council recalled their significant support to the people and Federal Government of Somalia, including through the UN Assistance Mission to Somalia (UNSOM) and through the UN’s support to AMISOM.