UNPOS Chief lauds US show of support for Somali government
Nairobi, 6 August 2009 – The United Nations Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, has welcomed the meeting between the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Somalia's President, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
"Today's meeting in Nairobi is most important. It is in line with, and strengthens the positions of, the InterGovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union, the League of Arab States, the Organisation of Islamic Conference and the European Union on Somalia. This meeting is therefore a strong show of support for peace and stability in Somalia as promoted in the Djibouti Agreement," said Mr Ould-Abdallah. "The Government needs strong backing to continue its dialogue with various parties and to increase security for the people.