Mogadishu – The following international partners* (listed below) are concerned about the recent events in South West State. We extend our deepest condolences for the death of the South West State assembly member and others who have died in the violence in Baidoa. We deplore all violence and any other acts that could exacerbate the humanitarian situation.
Statement by the Governments of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen; the African Union; the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development; the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees upon conclusion of Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner’s Global Initiative on Somali Refugees in Addis Ababa on 20 August 2014
Issued at the conclusion of a Tripartite meeting between H.E. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and H.E. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia on the security situation in Somalia held on 16th November, 2011 at State House, Nairobi
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF's) role in Somalia is to help the Somali people restore that country's State pillars.
The President disclosed this during a meeting at State House, Nakasero, with American Senator Ross Feingold who has been in Uganda on a 3-day visit.