African Union countries that have troops in Somalia have welcomed the 3-month delay in ATMIS withdrawal.


The military countries in Somalia have supported the Somali government’s request for a 90-day delay in the second phase of the withdrawal of ATMIS.

In a letter sent to the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and the President of the Security Council of the United Nations, Ferit Hoxha, the governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Burundi and Uganda expressed their support for Somalia’s request to delay the departure of ATMIS.

“The African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) is writing to you in strong support of the official request of the Federal Government of Somalia to stop the technical reduction of 3,000 soldiers for a period of 3 months,” said the statement of the countries where the troops are present. Somalia.

ATMIS has promised to continue working with the Somali authorities to implement the agreed programs in the second phase of reducing the ATMIS force.

The security forces in the region said that it will be necessary for the reduction of the forces to begin after Somalia successfully fulfills its mandate.