New York

01 May 2021

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Lower House of the Federal Parliament to nullify the “Special Law on Federal Elections” and return to the electoral modalities outlined in the 17 September Electoral Agreement.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call to all Somali stakeholders to resume dialogue immediately and forge a consensual agreement on the holding of inclusive elections without further delay. He stresses the importance of a broad-based consensus for the country’s stability.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General