Chinese envoy called on the international community to help Somalia
improve its governance capacity.
China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Mr.Wu
international community should continue to pay close attention to
the situation in Somalia and focus its constructive assistance on
includes helping Somalia improve governance capacity and
strengthening Somali's security capacity building and support,"
Mr.Wu Haitao told a Security Council meeting on the situation in
Security Council and the international community should adhere to the
principle of Somali leadership and Somali ownership, and on the basis
of respecting the Somali government's leadership, help the country
advance its political process, enhance federal institutions, and
improve the relations between the Federal Government and member
states' governments so as to create favorable conditions for the next
year's elections to be peaceful and smooth, and further consolidate
the sound momentum of the Somali peace process," he
of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), Wu said that for
AMISOM, in the implementation of its mandate to improve Somalia's
security situation, the hard part is to tackle the terrorist threat.
its establishment, AMISOM has been an active force in combating
terrorist organizations, such as al-Shabaab, and has played an
important role in maintaining peace and stability in Somalia,"
said the envoy.
added that the
international community should continue to support AMISOM in the
delivery of its mandate, provide it with stable, predictable and
sustainable financial support, and assist Somalia in the security
capacity building so that Somali security forces can gradually take
over security tasks and effectively assume the responsibility for
maintaining national security.
Chinese envoy also called on the international community to deepen
cooperation among the United Nations, the African Union (AU) and
regional countries on the Somali issue.
international community should support the efforts of African
countries to resolve African problems in African ways, support the
AU, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and other
regional and sub-regional organizations in playing a leading role in
the political settlement of the Somali issue and facilitate
improvement of the situation in the Horn of Africa," he said.
is making urgent preparations for universal suffrage elections, which
will be the first of its kind in more than two decades since the
outbreak of the civil war that followed the collapse of the Somali
government in 1992.