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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


New York, 26 December 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Somalia

The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base camp in the Mogadishu International Airport, which resulted in the death of a number of AMISOM soldiers and civilian contractors. The Secretary-General conveys his sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives, and wishes a swift recovery for the injured.

The Secretary-General commends AMISOM for its quick response to the attack. He is relieved that all UN staff are safe and expresses his solidarity with AMISOM and UN personnel working for peace in Somalia. The Secretary-General reaffirms the United Nation’s resolve to support the Government and people of Somalia in their continuing journey toward peace and stability.

Statements on 26 December 2014