UNSC Holds Informal Interactive Dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia


Somalilandsun – Tomorrow afternoon, 23 April, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). (Informal interactive dialogues are unofficial meetings held at a venue other than Council chambers or consultation room where participation is nonetheless restricted to Council members and invited officials.) The anticipated participants include: Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Somalia Nicholas Kay, AU Special Representative for Somalia Mahamat Saleh Annadif, and a Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) representative.

Council members will likely be interested in an update on the status of a joint military offensive conducted by AMISOM and the Somali National Army (SNA) against Al-Shabaab since early March. AMISOM has been particularly active in sector 3 (Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions), which is under the command of Ethiopian forces, and sector 4 (Hiraan and Galguduud regions), which is under the command of Burundian forces.

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