US calls for immediate elections in Somalia

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The United States has called on the leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia to expedite the electoral process and resolve their differences before the end of this year, which is crucial to the country’s electoral process.

A meeting today between the Somali Foreign Minister and US officials in Washington focused on security and elections, with a focus on overcoming obstacles to completing Somalia’s elections.

A brief statement from the US Special Envoy to Africa called on President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble to expedite the elections and resolve their differences by the end of 2021.

Meanwhile, the United States reaffirmed its commitment to the government and people of Somalia.

Today marks the 14th of October when in 2017, a suicide truck bomb had killed over 500 people in Mogadishu, and the United States said it would continue its efforts in countering al-Shabab.

The United States and the international community in general are working to complete the elections in Somalia, although there are still a number of challenges.

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