USEUROPEAFRICAASIA中文双语FrançaisHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILEWorldAsia-PacificAmericasEuropeMiddle EastAfricaChina-USChina-EuropeChina-JapanChina-AfricaHome / World / AfricaSomali president vows to enhance fight against Al-Shabaab
Xinhua | Updated:2017-02-19 17:25Somalias newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (R) flanked by outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) address the media during the hand-over ceremony at the Presidential palace in Somalias capital Mogadishu, February 16, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]MOGADISHU – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, widely known as Farmajo, has vowed to work closely with the African Union mission to step up fight against terrorist group Al-Shabaab in order to stabilize the Horn of African nation.Farmajo who held meeting with African Union leadership and ambassadors of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) in Mogadishu said his vision was to flush out the militant group which, he said, poses the biggest threat to peace and security in the country.”My vision is to defeat Al-Shabaab in the next two years. Hopefully if we work very closely together, we will be able to defeat the Al-Shabaab,” Farmajo said in a statement issued on Sunday after the meeting.”That is the vision I would like to see happen in the next two years to bring peace and stability to Somalia,” he added.The new Somali leader who was elected on Feb 8 said there was an urgent need to fight and defeat Al-Shabaab if Somalia is to achieve prosperity, saying his government was ready to play its role with the help of international partners.Farmajo urged both the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) to double their efforts, promising to be a true partner in combating terrorism.The Somali militants have stepped up their onslaught on the government by staging near daily attacks on AMISOM and government bases including public places in an effort to topple the internationally-backed government.Francisco Madeira, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, promised to work with Farmajo in the war against terror.”We assured the President that we are with him in that endeavor and we are going to see how we can strengthen each other, cooperate with one another and harmonize our efforts to do exactly that (defeat Al-Shabaab),” said Madeira. Related StoriesFormer prime minister wins Somali presidential voteThree killed in car bomb attack on peacekeepers Somali HQLast rescued Chinese sailor back home from SomaliSailor held hostage by Somali pirates returns to TaiwanPhotoUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchEfforts needed for sustainable projects1st Panda cub born in France named Yuan MengFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauMost Viewed in 24 HoursExclusiveAfricans in China portray their own stories in filmFamily of Chinese man killed in US relives memoriesChinese elements in western mainstream mediaWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Nov 27-Dec 3NewsmakerLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchSquash a perfect match for girl refugees in JordanSpecialPresident Xi attends APEC meetingUS President Donald Trump visits ChinaReporters JournalNew platforms build medical bridgesGentrification, segregation cause for concern in growing DCChina-JapanLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-USChinese music finds new foothold in United StatesChina-EuropeLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchChina-AfricaAction urged over pollutionBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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