Egypt:UN Chief and Somalia President discuss on key vision 2016 deadlines

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon met Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and discussed issues related to the peace, security, Humanitarian situation and development affecting the country and the wider Horn of Africa.

On the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Cairo, Mr Ban Ki-moon first expressed his condolences to the President over the victims of the Friday al-Shabaab attack on a Mogadishu hotel that left 14 people dead.

As stated in a press statement from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), the Secretary-General praised the President’s leadership in the ongoing state formation process, including the establishment of the National Leadership Forum.

He stressed on the importance of including women, youth, minorities and other weak communities in the country’s statebuilding process.

Both sides also discussed on the 2016 vision where the Somali stakeholder’s commitment to meet key Vision 2016 timelines to complete Somalia’s federal state formation process and to review the provisional constitution.