Ban Ki Moon and Security Council Statement on Mogadishu


Somalilandsun- The Secretary-General is appalled by the bombings of January 1, 2014 in front of the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu. He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed and wishes those injured a swift recovery.

The Secretary-General pays tribute to the Somali security forces, which reacted quickly to restore order and incurred several casualties in the explosions, and to AMISOM which supported them.

The Secretary-General is determined to support the Somali Government in preventing such attacks and holding the perpetrators accountable. These acts of terrorism against the Government and people of Somalia will not detract from the significant progress made in Somalia. In this new year, the Secretary-General strongly affirms his undeterred resolve to support the Federal Government of Somalia and the Somali people in strengthening state institutions and furthering peace and security.

Security Council Statement on Mogadishu

The members of the Security Council are appalled by January 1, 2014 terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which have caused numerous deaths and injuries.

The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the victims and their families, as well as to the people and the Government of the Republic of Somalia. The members of the Security Council paid tribute to the efforts of the Somali Security Forces and AMISOM in responding to the attack. Read full Security Council Press Statement on Mogadishu