UNSOM Chief Meets Galmudug’s QoorQoor Over Polls Impasse

The United Nations envoy to Somalia, James Swan, arrived in Dhusamareb where he met with the leader of Galmudug Ahmed Abdi Kariye QorQor.

Mr. Swan was accompanied by officials from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Food Program (WFP) in his trip to Dhusamareb.

Speaking to journalist in Dhusamareb, the UN envoy to Somalia, Swan, underlined the support of the United Nations in Galmudug, welcoming the role of President Qoorqoor in resolving the country’s electoral dispute, and reiterated the need for dialogue and consensus to move forward.

”Addressing the media in Dhusamareb today UN envoy James Swan highlighted the world body’s support for Galmudug, welcomed President
Qoorqoor’s role in resolving Somalia’s current electoral impasse, and reiterated the need for dialogue and consensus going forward,” UNSOM said in a tweet.

UN and other international partners of Somalia have recently been trying to mediate the Somali government and the opposition leaders in the country.

Opposition parties have rejected the election committee appointed by president Mohamed Abdullahi, claiming some spy agents and civil servants were included in the list.

The country is expected to hold elections this year as president Farmajo’s term lapses on 8th February.