Foreign minister, UN envoy discuss Somalia reconciliation process

Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad received at his office in the capital, Mogadishu, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Somalia, James Swan

Ambassador Awad and Mr Swan discussed cooperation between the UN and Somalia, the country’s political process among other issues.

A statement from the minister’s office said that Ambassador Awad and James Swan also discussed national reconciliation in Somalia and political dialogue between Somalis that would pave the way for an environment suitable for the conduct of the 2020/2021 elections.

The UN envoy has been involved in efforts to open dialogue between the Somalia Federal Government and some regional states opposed to the administration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.