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Somalia/meeting with the President of Somalia

Published on October 16, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, October 15, 2014

The President had a meeting with Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia. They discussed the security situation in Somalia.

France is helping train the Somali forces and finance the African forces (AMISOM) which are fighting terrorism in Somalia. The President welcomed the recent successes, particularly the recapture by AMISOM of the port of Barawe. Moreover, the resources implemented by the European Union (Operation Atalanta) have made it possible to considerably reduce acts of piracy.

The President lent his support to the efforts begun by the Somali authorities to stabilize the liberated areas and establish the federal state. He reiterated France’s humanitarian commitment in Somalia./.

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