Addis Ababa January 15/2015 The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) at its 350th meeting held here on Monday adopted various decisions on the situation in Somalia, a press statement posted by the AU said.
According to the statement, the Council welcomed the continued progress being made in Somalia both at the political and military fronts.
It reiterated its support to the efforts of the Somali Government, as well as its appreciation to the Somalia forces and AMISOM for the achievements that continue to be registered on the ground.
It called Member States and the international partners to provide the requisite support for stabilization and post-conflict reconstruction in Somalia and to be guided in their engagement by the priority framework elaborated by the Somali Government.
The Council noted the preliminary findings of the Review Team of AMISOM, and stressed the need for this exercise to lead to the enhancement of the effectiveness of AMISOM and strengthened coordination.
In this regard, the Council underscored the imperative to address the issue of, and guarantee, assured, sustainable and predictable funding for the next phase of the Mission.
It decided to renew the mandate of AMISOM as of 15 January 2013 for an additional period of six months pending the outcomes of the consultations between the AU Commission and the United Nations Secretariat on the future of AMISOM.
The Council further stressed that future international initiatives to direct their main effort at enabling the Federal Government of Somalia in support of deliver on its ultimate objective of ensuring effective governance, security, rule of law and basic services to its citizens, according to the statement.