Statement by the Spokesperson on the Al-Shabaab attack on AMISOM

By European Union

Today's lethal attack by Al-Shabaab against an African Union base in southern Somalia is another attempt to undermine a political process towards a stable and secure Somalia and a population desiring a life in peace.

The EU expresses its condolences to the victims and their families in Somalia and in Kenya. The EU is a staunch supporter of AMISOM and the Somali security forces. They provide the necessary security for any of the key political processes to be sustainably achieved in Somalia.

Acts of terrorism will not deter our efforts. The EU will continue working with the Somali authorities, the African Union and other partners to enhance stability and Somalia's capacity to fight terrorism.