SOMALIA: Our forces helped to successfully reduced pirate activities, minister says

Mogadishu (RBC) The Minister of Information of the Federal Government of Somalia Mustaf Duhulow has said in a press conference in Mogadishu that Somali forces helped to the successfully reduced of the pirate activities within the Somali coast, RBC Radio reports.

” Our forces deserve our support and recognition so that they can accomplish their mission with confidence. Also,” the minister said.

“Our forces and the government and the EU have successfully reduced pirate activities by 95%.” he added.

The Minister spoke the progress of the government as well as the current situation in Somalia and said that the government is committed to action and delivery in order to hold fair and free elections by 2016.

“For the last 4 months the Somali National Army with the support of AMISOM liberated over 10 towns from Al-Shabaab and now people in these areas enjoy peace.” minister Dhuhulow added.

While touching the stabilization program, the information minister noted down that there was a need for reconciliation for the communities to end clan-based conflict in the regions.

“The government has also implemented the stabilization process in Mogadishu and other regions. We have provided humanitarian assistance to newly recovered areas, and we are planning to reconcile communities in those areas, so that people will be able to take part the nation building process.” he mentioned.

“We have also established security institutions in those areas, such as police stations and courts. We want to provide an environment that is conducive for people to discuss and decide their future, as we want to hold elections by 2016.” the minister of information also commented.


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