President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and AU Envoy to Somalia discuss ways to improve SNA/AMISOM military operations

By Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with the African Union Envoy and head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira.

The meeting discussed how Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) will implement the actions arising from the Djibouti Declaration (February 2016), and how to best strengthen the operational capacity of AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA).

Among the issues discussed both in Djibouti and in Mogadishu, include providing the necessary resources to AMISOM and the SNA, and the more effective coordination, collaboration and efficient communication between AMISOM and the SNA.

The President and Ambassador Madeira agreed to form a task force that will implement and monitor the Djibouti TCC Summit outcomes and the ongoing cooperation between AMISOM and the SNA.

The meeting also discussed ways to provide basic stabilization needs to areas liberated from Al-Shabaab. Military commanders from Somalia and AMISOM attended the meeting.