UN Representative to Somalia visits Baidoa to support state formation process

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Baidoa, 8 September 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today visited Baidoa to support Federal Government and local efforts to establish a new interim administration in south west Somalia comprising the regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle.

While in Baidoa, SRSG Kay met with the Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament, Mohamed Osman Jawari, as well as signatories to the agreement on an interim administration in south west Somalia and members of the technical committee established to implement it.

"I encourage all stakeholders to expedite the implementation of the agreement. The momentum of Somalia's state-building process must not be interrupted; it is a critical part of the country's path towards peace and stability. I welcome the commitment of all parties to a fully inclusive process. "

"I urge those who remain outside the process to support the agreement and contribute to building a federal Somalia." he added. "All parties should continue their work constructively and peacefully, and avoid any actions that might undermine peace and security." 

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