UN Envoy to Somalia encouraged by firm commitment to Vision 2016 timetable
UNSOM, 18 Mar 2015
Mogadishu, 18 March 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed firm commitments made by Somalia’s Federal and regional leaders to meet key Vision 2016 deadlines to complete Somalia’s federal state formation process, and review the provisional constitution without any extension of the terms of the Federal President and Parliament in September 2016, as set out in the Provisional Federal Constitution.
During the last ten days SRSG Kay has met with Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke and the Speaker of the Federal Parliament, Mohamed Osman Jawari, to discuss peace- and state-building progress across the country. He also travelled to Garowe, Kismayo and Baidoa and met with the leaders of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA), Sheikh Ahmad Islam Madobe, and the Interim South West Administration (ISWA), Sheikh Sharif Hassan Adan.