Somalia: UNSOM Sets Base in Jubaland


Putting up UNSOM in Kismayo

Somalilandsun – UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) seems to have made good of its earlier promise that it will open a regional office in the Somali port city of Kismayo.

In an effort to increase its regional presence in the country, UNSOM today sent a national political affairs officer to Kismayo to open the new office, reports say.

Mr. Abdiaziz Mohammud Fara-badane met with acting leader of the Interim Jubba Admin, Maalim Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamud, senior political adviser to the Interim Jubba Admin leader, Abdikani Jama and AMISOM commander of Jubba regions, Brig Anthony Ngera to notify them of the opening of the office.

The core office will temporarily be based at Kismayo Airport.

UNSOM currently has offices in Mogadishu and Garowe.

This comes after the Somali federal government formally recognized the Interim Jubba Administration in an agreement signed between the two parties in Addis Ababa on August 28th.