24 June 2014

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Hails Creation of Inclusive Regional Administration


as ‘Milestone’ in Somalia’s Path towards Federal Governance System


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the signature on 23 June in Mogadishu of an agreement to establish a new interim regional administration in south-west Somalia, comprising the regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle.

The Secretary-General commends all parties involved for their diligent negotiation of this important agreement, and looks forward to its prompt implementation.  He recalls that the formation of inclusive regional administrations is a key milestone in Somalia’s path towards a federal system of governance, in line with the Provisional Constitution and the aspirations of the Somali people.

The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support the Federal Government of Somalia’s peacebuilding and State-building efforts.

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