Somalia's Int'l partners hail Somali parliament decision to annul term extension
Somalia’s international partners have welcomed the Somali parliament vote to annul term extension and restore the previous deal on Saturday. In separate statements, the United Nations, European Union, United States and the United Kingdom called on the country’s political stakeholders to return to dialogue to agree on the implementation of the deal. ''The EU welcomes HoP decision and the announcement by President Farmajo. Now, no preconditions, no spoiling, no violence. PM Roble must count on the constructive support from all FMS presidents and other political actors for a Somali-led process,'' said the EU Ambassador to Somalia Nicholas Berlanga. The United Nations also welcomed the decision of the Federal Parliament to reinstate the 17 September electoral agreement following incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo's request. ''The UN calls on Somali leaders to return to dialogue and prepare elections without delay: welcomes the lead role of PM Mohamed Hussein Roble on behalf of the federal government,'' Somali parliament last month voted to extend incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo's term but the move by the Somali parliament angered foreign donors who threatened to impose sanctions in the horn of the African nation. Somali parliament yesterday (Saturday) voted to annul the resolution as it did on April 12 to add Mohamed Farmaajo two more years. All the 140 lawmakers present yielded to Farmaajo’s request without question to re-endorse the September 12, 2020 Mogadishu Agreement between Farmaajo and Presidents of Federal Member State. The vote effectively annuls the April 12 unilateral resolution which purported to add Farmaajo two more years in office.