Somalia: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP plenary

25 Nov: Somalia: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP plenary

(Source: EEAS)

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Thank you, President.  

Today I have four points of concern to make: 

Firstly, we continue to witness political and security tensions in Somalia that have created delays in the electoral process and overall reform dynamics, notably security transition.  

While we welcome news that Somalia’s leaders appear to have resolved their differences, we urge them to refocus on national priorities and work to overcome political hurdles; we urge for the finalisation of a credible electoral process by the end of 2021 in line with the electoral model consensually agreed respecting the 30% minimum quota for women.  

Secondly, we have security concerns about …