Malabo, Guinea Equatorial

26 June 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Prime Minister of Somalia, on the margins of the African Union Summit in Malabo

On 26 June 2014, the Secretary-General met with the Prime Minister of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, on the margins of the African Summit in Malabo. The Prime Minister and Secretary-General discussed the political, security and humanitarian situation in Somalia.

The Secretary-General stressed the need to maintain steady progress towards Somalia’s political and peacebuilding goals for 2016. The Secretary-General commended the Federal Government’s efforts to thighten security in Mogadishu and beyond, and encouraged the Prime Minister to enhance coherence amongst the military, political and stabilization strands of the campaign against Al Shabaab.

The Secretary-General encouraged the Federal Government to ensure prompt and safe humanitarian access to those in need, and called on the Government of Somalia to work with humanitarian partners to find durable solutions for displaced people in areas under its control.