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    Somalia’s National Consultative Council concludes with resolutions on security, the constitution, and humanitarian efforts.

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    The 9th meeting of the National Consultative Council (NCC), led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, ended with important resolutions on national security, constitutional amendments, and humanitarian assistance. The four-day summit, held in Mogadishu from May 14 to 17, 2024, brought together Somalia’s top political leaders, including Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, regional presidents, and the Governor of Banadir Region.

    Key Reports and Talks: The NCC held detailed talks on a variety of national topics. The temporary commander of SSC-Khatumo gave key findings on the region’s security and socioeconomic situations, while the National Security Office discussed the country’s 32-year arms embargo and post-ATMIS security plans.

    Acknowledgements: The council congratulated the Somali armed forces and population on their efforts in battling Khawarij terrorist organizations. It also complimented the Federal Government’s efforts to reduce debt, promote economic growth, join the East African Union, and implement foreign policy. The NCC supported the Federal Parliament’s adoption of four chapters of the interim Constitution and the government’s pursuit for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

    Resolutions: The NCC’s resolutions underlined the significance of trusting the government’s goals for national development and working together to combat terrorism. The council supported the Federal Government’s expedited transition plan for the armed forces, as well as the country’s security self-reliance following ATMIS. It advocated for the accelerated passage of the remaining constitutional provisions and related laws to allow for a one-person, one-vote election.

    Humanitarian Concerns: The NCC examined the devastating effects of heavy rains on Somali civilians and instructed government assistance organizations to expedite relief operations. It encouraged local and international groups to help individuals impacted by excessive flooding and to work together to reduce and manage the consequences of climate change.

    The meeting’s findings demonstrate Somalia’s dedication to security, democratic procedures, and resolving humanitarian issues as the country progresses.

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