The following statement was issued on 30 December by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General commends the commitment by Somali political leaders, as outlined in the Garoowe Principles adopted on 23 December, to a clear process and timeline for the finalization of the draft constitution, the reform of Parliament and the conclusion of the transition.
The Secretary-General reminds the leaders that the people of Somalia and the international community expect them to keep up the momentum on the road map and resolve outstanding differences to enable the transition to be completed on time. The Secretary-General reiterates that the United Nations will continue to provide its support to the peace process.
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