Statement by the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly on deadly attacks in Mogadishu

By | 17 September 2012

New York – The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent attack on the Jazeera Hotel inMogadishu,Somalia, in which some Somalis and soldiers from the African Union Mission inSomalia, (AMISOM,) have been killed.

President Al-Nasser expresses his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and Governments of the victims of this attack.

This deplorable attack, which took place as the newly-elected President of Somalia, His Excellency Professor Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, held a meeting with the visiting Kenyan Foreign Minister, His Excellency Professor Samuel Ongeri, violates international law.

The President of the General Assembly underlines the need to bring those responsible for this attack to justice.

Recalling his solidarity joint visit with the UN Secretary-General toSomalialast December 2011, the President of the UN General Assembly urges allMemberStatesand the international community to intensify their  support to the fledgling administration inMogadishuand to the people ofSomaliawho have been seeking peace and security for many decades.

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