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6564th Meeting (AM)
Security Council Presidential Statement Calls on Somalia’s Kampala Accord Parties
to Ensure ‘Cohesion, Focus’ in Completing Transitional Tasks
Reiterating the need for a comprehensive strategy to foster peace and stability in Somalia, the Security Council called today on the signatories of the 9 June Kampala Accord to honour their obligations under that agreement and ensure “cohesion, unity and focus” in completing the transitional tasks set forth in the Djibouti Agreement and the Transitional Charter.
In a statement read out by Noël Nelson Messone (Gabon), its President for June, the Council noted the appointment of a new Prime Minister to head Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, saying it looked forward to the prompt appointment of a new Cabinet. It called for on the country’s Transitional Federal Institutions to build broad-based representative institutions through an inclusive political process that ensured the participation of women in public life.
The Council said the upcoming consultative meeting between the Transitional Federal Institutions and all Somali stakeholders should agree on a road map of key tasks and priorities for the next 12 months, with clear timelines and benchmarks. It urged all stakeholders to participate “constructively and responsibly” in that meeting, noting that future support for the Transitional Federal Institutions would be contingent upon completion of their mandated tasks.
Reiterating the primary responsibility of Somalis to achieve peace, security and reconciliation, the Council recalled that targeted measures could be imposed on those engaging in or providing support for acts threatening peace, security or stability, including acts that threatened the Djibouti Agreement, the political process, the Transitional Federal Institutions or the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The meeting began at 10:50 a.m. and ended at 10:55 a.m.
The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2011/13 reads as follows:
“The Security Council reiterates its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia. It reaffirms its support for the Djibouti Agreement and peace process as the basis for the resolution of the conflict in Somalia. It also reiterates the need for a comprehensive strategy to encourage the establishment of peace and stability in Somalia through the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders.
“The Security Council welcomes the signing of the Kampala Accord on 9 June, and commends the leadership shown by President Museveni and Special Representative of the Secretary-General Mr. Augustine P. Mahiga in facilitating this agreement.
“The Security Council calls on the signatories of the Kampala Accord to honour their obligations. It takes note of the appointment of the new Prime Minister of Transitional Federal Government and looks forward to the prompt appointment of a new Cabinet. It calls on the signatories to ensure cohesion, unity and focus on the completion of the transitional tasks set out by the Djibouti Agreement and the Transitional Charter. It calls on the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) to build broad-based representative institutions through a political process ultimately inclusive of all, taking into account the need to ensure the participation of women in public life.
“In this regard, and recalling the Security Council’s meetings with Somali parties in Nairobi on 25 May, the Security Council calls on the TFIs to consult widely with other Somali Groups, including local and regional administrations, and to work closely with the countries of the region, regional organizations and the wider international community. It welcomes the upcoming consultative meeting, with the participation of the TFIs and all Somali stakeholders, which should agree on a road map of key tasks and priorities to be delivered over the next 12 months, with clear timelines and benchmarks, to be implemented by the TFIs. The Security Council notes that future support to the TFIs will be contingent upon completion of these key tasks. The Security Council urges all Somali stakeholders to participate constructively and responsibly in this meeting.
“The Security Council reiterates the primary responsibility of Somalis to achieve peace, security and reconciliation in Somalia. It recalls that targeted measures can be imposed on those that engage in or provide support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia, including acts that threaten the Djibouti Agreement or the political process or threaten the TFIs or African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by force, violate the arms embargo, or obstruct the delivery of or access to humanitarian assistance in Somalia.
“The Security Council commends the progress made by the AMISOM and the Somali security forces in consolidating security and stability on Mogadishu, and recognises the significant sacrifices made by these forces.”
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