New York

26 April 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Somalia

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent armed clashes in Mogadishu. He reiterates his call for all Somali stakeholders to refrain from further violence and resolve their differences through dialogue and compromise.

The Secretary-General urges all Somali stakeholders to resume negotiations immediately and forge an agreement based on the 17 September Electoral Model and Baidoa proposals.