Mr. Nicholas Kay, United Nations Special Envoy to Somalia, paid tribute on Sunday (March 23) to Djiboutian soldiers killed in an Al-Shabaab suicide car bomb attack in Buulo Burte last week. In a visit to Djibouti, he commended Djibouti’s dedication and unremitting support to the people of Somalia in their march towards creating a stable, unified and prosperous country, including its sustained assistance to eliminate Al-Shabaab extremists.
During his visit he held talks with President Ismail Omar Guelleh, focusing on ways to support the efforts made by the Somali people and Government to reconstruct and stabilize their country. President Guelleh reiterated Djibouti’s support for the people of Somalia to establish peace, stability and prosperity.
He underlined that Djibouti would continue to assist the Somali National Army under the auspices of AMISOM in the fight against Al-Shabaab. Mr. Kay applauded Djibouti for its dedication and support to consolidate peace and security in Somalia.