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Communiqué of the AU Peace and Security Council on the Report of the Chairperson on the Situation in Somalia - 13 December 2019

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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council during its 901st meeting held on 13 December, 2019 on the Report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on the Situation in Somalia, including progress on the implementation of the Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM):

The Peace and Security Council,

***Taking note** of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Somalia, as well as statement made by H.E. Mr. José Francisco da Cruz, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the AU and Chair of the PSC for the month of December 2019, a presentation made by the Commissioner Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui and a presentation made by Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission in Somalia and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on the joint implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan (STP); and statements made by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia, His Excellency Mr. Abdikadir Ahmed-khayr Abdi and the representative of Sudan in its capacity as Chair of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the representatives of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU);

Recalling its previous pronouncements on the situation in Somalia and AMISOM, particularly Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCLXV)] adopted at its 865th meeting held on 7 August 2019; Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.1(DCCCXLVIII)] adopted at its 848th meeting held on 9 May 2019, as well as the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2472 (2019) of 31 May 2019;

Reaffirming its respect for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Somalia, and expressing solidarity with the Federal Government and the people of Somalia, as well as its commitment and readiness to continue supporting the people of Somalia in addressing the challenges facing their country, in line with the relevant AU instruments and principles.