Kuwait voices wary op­ti­mism to­ward con­di­tions in So­ma­lia

Arab League ex­presses sup­port for sta­bil­ity

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

NEW YORK, Sept 15 (KUNA): Kuwait has ap­plauded no­tice­able im­prove­ment in re­la­tion­ship among State in­sti­tu­tions in So­ma­lia but has voiced con­ser­va­tive op­ti­mism to­ward con­di­tions in the African na­tion in shadow of re­cur­ring ter­ror­ist at­tacks.

This im­prove­ment in the re­la­tions among the So­mali in­sti­tu­tions has prompted the Arab League to laud the na­tional con­cil­i­a­tion And sup­port the de­vel­op­ment scheme, as stip­u­lated in the League Res­o­lu­tion passed in April, said Kuwait Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the United Na­tions, Am­bas­sador Man­sour Al-Otaibi.

The Arab League res­o­lu­tion ex­pressed sup­port for sta­bil­ity in So­ma­lia and urged Arab coun­tries pro­vide all forms of back­ing for the So­mali Gov­ern­ment, said Am­bas­sador Al-Otaibi, ad­dress­ing a ses­sion by the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (UNSC) ded­i­cated for So­ma­lia.

Am­bas­sador Al-Otaibi added that dur­ing the 150th ses­sion of the Arab League Min­is­te­rial Coun­cil, held in Cairo two days ago, the coun­cil chair­man­ship called on Arab States to sup­port the elected So­mali Gov­ern­ment and co­or­di­nate with it for boost­ing de­vel­op­ment and peace in the African na­tion.

The Kuwaiti en­voy ex­pressed sup­port for the So­mali Gov­ern­ment ef­forts to over­haul the econ­omy, de­spite dif­fi­cul­ties, not­ing in this re­spect calls by the Arab League to Arab funds and or­ga­ni­za­tions to help the So­mali Gov­ern­ment in its ef­forts to im­prove con­di­tions through­out the coun­try.

He re­newed the call for a uni­fied stance by the UNSG Mem­ber States for sup­port­ing So­ma­lia’s sovereignty, in­de­pen­dence and ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity, not­ing ne­ces­sity of se­cur­ing ma­te­rial and po­lit­i­cal sup­port for the African coun­try.

Pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ments that have taken place in the African Horn will be help­ful for boost­ing peace and se­cu­rity in the re­gion, he said, prais­ing re­cur­ring re­cip­ro­cal vis­its by lead­ers of the re­gional coun­tries.

Although the en­voy sounded up­beat with re­spect of lat­est pos­i­tive oc­cur­rences there, he in­di­cated that he would main­tain guarded op­ti­mism due to a re­cent re­port by the UN Sec­re­tary Gen­eral ex­press­ing con­cern at some tragic events in Africa, namely in So­ma­lia.

A spate of ter­ror­ist at­tacks on the So­mali cap­i­tal spur con­cern. “We re­new our con­dem­na­tion in strong­est terms of th­ese acts as we de­nounce the ter­ror­ist Al-She­bab Move­ment, ar­chi­tect of th­ese hairy ac­tions.

“We also praise in this re­gard brave role un­der­taken by the Na­tional So­mali Army and the African Union Mis­sion to So­ma­lia (AMISOM) for con­fronting the haz­ards threat­en­ing So­ma­lia and pro­tect­ing the peo­ple and their in­sti­tu­tions, ad­mir­ing their sac­ri­fices and pray­ing for souls of the de­ceased.”

Al-Otaibi ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion at ju­ris­dic­tions’ shift from AMISOM to the Na­tional Army and form­ing a core po­lice squad.

“As we heard from the African Union per­ma­nent ob­server yes­ter­day, we af­firm that the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Union and the United Na­tions pro­vides fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties for strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion in the African con­ti­nent,” he con­cluded.

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