Nairobi, 28 April 2010, Agencies of the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have agreed to coordinate their efforts in Somalia.
The AU Mission for Somalia (AMISOM), the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and the IGAD Office of the Facilitator for Somalia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the AMISOM Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
The MoU commits the three agencies to exchange information as well as coordinate activities to promote and maintain peace, security and stability in the country.
During the signing ceremony, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, said that all members of the international community have the responsibility to coordinate efforts to help the TFG re-establish security and deliver services to the people of Somalia.
The agreement recognises the need for dialogue and national reconciliation between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) of Somalia and other groups as well as establishment of effective government institutions in Somalia within the framework of the Djibouti Agreement.
“We hope to avoid duplication of efforts in support of the peace process,” Ambassador Diarra said.