MOGADISHU, 7 April 2021 – Somalia’s international partners are pleading with the country’s president and regional leaders to compromise in order to allow elections to take place as soon as possible.
Appeals have been made, among others, by the United Nations, the African Union, the United States of America, Canada, and the European Union.
“As Somalis prepare for the Holy Month of Ramadan, the international partners appeal to federal and regional leaders to reach agreement and make necessary compromises to ensure elections can be held without further delay, to allow Somalia to move forward,” the United Nations mission in the country (UNSOM) said in a tweet.
Somali leaders were set to meet Wednesday to resume discussions on how to organize the elections after the dialogue deadlocked over dates, control of the electoral process, and management of the transition period.
On Wednesday, the Somali National News Agency (SONNA) cited a Somali minister, Osman Abukar Dubbe, as promising that the ongoing talks to resolve the crisis “will 100 percent end with a success”.