The African Union congratulates Djibouti on its 36th Independence Day

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Thursday June 27, 2013 - 16:44:21 in Local News by Chief Editor
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    The African Union congratulates Djibouti on its 36th Independence Day

    Mogadishu, QN - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has extended his warm congratulations to the people of Djibouti as they celebrated their 36thyear of In

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Mogadishu, QN - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has extended his warm congratulations to the people of Djibouti as they celebrated their 36thyear of Independence.

A delegation including the Djibouti Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Dayib Doubad Robleh, the Somali Defense Minister, Mr Abdihakim Haji Mahamud Fiqiand AMISOM Chief of Staff Brig. Gen Osman Soubagleh travelled to Beletweyne this week to mark the event.

Ambassador Annadif praised the commendable work of the Djiboutian troops in the regionwho are working alongside the Somali National Army in securing and stabilizing Somalia.

“On behalf of AMISOM I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the government and people of Djibouti as they celebrate their thirty-sixth anniversary of independence. We appreciate the strong partnership we enjoy with Djibouti and recognize the sacrifice made by brave men and women to bring peace to our brother and sisters of Somalia as they rebuild their country”.

Since their arrival, the troops have been active mediators between local authorities, clan elders and militia groups in the Hiraan province. The troops have also been at the forefront of conducting reintegration programmes and military training for the Somali National Security Forces.

Djibouti is the third Troop Contributing Country to join the African Union Mission in Somalia to conduct peace support operations in the country. The Djibouti Armed Forces joined AMISOM in September, 2012 and were deployed to Beletweyne.

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