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UN envoy says completion electoral process for Somalia ‘critical’
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UN envoy says completion electoral process for Somalia ‘critical’

UN Envoy to Somalia James Swan has said the timing of the conclusion of Somalia's electoral process is important for the Horn of the African country. “Completing this electoral process on time and in a consensus-based way that enjoys support from the Somali people is really critical to addressing other priority needs in the country for the benefit of the population,” James Swan said. "This is an important moment for Somalia," said the head of the UN mission in Somalia. James Swan hailed the election-related efforts of Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who officially took over election administration and security in April. "We are very pleased that for the past six weeks, Prime Minister Roble has led genuine talks with regional leaders, and an election agreement has been reached on May 27th, which will be implemented soon. we actively support its implementation, ”said James Swan. Swan said many international partners are keen on Somalia, and Turkey is one of them. "Turkey is involved in supporting the security sector, they are involved in humanitarian activities. "Turkey is also contributing to relations with the non-state actors," he said. "There are still security challenges and Al-Shabaab's presence, in addition to the humanitarian needs in the country." he added.