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June 6, 2024 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti) – The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, extends heartfelt congratulations to the Federal Republic of Somalia on its successful election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2025-2026.

“This remarkable achievement reflects the Federal Republic of Somalia’s significant strides in governance, stability, and international diplomacy. It is a testament to the resilience and dedication of the Somali people and their leadership in contributing to global peace and security,” said Dr. Workneh. “IGAD is confident that the Federal Republic of Somalia will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the Security Council, drawing from its rich history and recent experiences. We look forward to Somalia’s active engagement in addressing global challenges and promoting international peace and cooperation.”

As the Federal Republic of Somalia embarks on this important role, IGAD reaffirms its unwavering support and commitment to working closely with the Government of Somalia in achieving our shared goals in promoting regional and international peace and stability.

Once again, congratulations to the Federal Republic of Somalia on this well-deserved honor.

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PRESS RELEASE – IGAD Executive Secretary Congratulates Somalia on Election to United Nations Security Council

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE – Le Secrétaire Exécutif de l’IGAD Félicite la Somalie pour son Élection au Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies

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