James Swan briefs UN Security Council on Somalia

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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, briefed members of the Security Council on the current situation in Somalia.

Members of the Security Council expressed grave concern over the ongoing infighting among Somali government officials and the implications for the election timetable and electoral process.

The Council urged all parties to exercise restraint, and underlined the importance of maintaining peace, security and stability in Somalia.

Members of the Security Council urged all parties to resolve their differences through dialogue in the interest of Somalia and to prioritize peaceful, transparent, credible and inclusive elections within the agreed timeframe. in accordance with the agreements of 17 September and 27 May.

Members of the Security Council urged the Federal Government and Federal Member States to ensure that any political differences do not detract from united action against al-Shabaab and other extremist groups.

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