Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

The Secretary-General commended Somalia for the progress made in advancing state-building. The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also discussed efforts related to security sector reform and revenue generation.

The Secretary-General reaffirmed the United Nations’ full support in the humanitarian, security and the human rights areas, as well as in the implementation of Somalia’s development plans. The Secretary-General also reiterated support to AMISOM and to the creation of Somali institutions.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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The U.S. Expresses Support for the UN Action Plan for Libya

The United States welcomes the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security.

We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan Salamé to Libyan leaders and call on all Libyans to support and engage in his mediation efforts.

The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) remains the framework for a political solution to the conflict throughout the transition period. In this regard, we strongly support UN facilitation as the Libyan people carry out this critical transition, specifically by seeking to negotiate mutually-agreed limited amendments to the LPA, adopt a new constitution, and prepare for national elections.

The United States will not support individuals who seek to circumvent the UN-led political process.

The United States remains committed to working with Libya, the UN, and our international partners to help advance political reconciliation, defeat terrorism, and promote a more stable future for the Libyan people.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

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The U.S. Expresses Support for the UN Action Plan for Libya

The United States welcomes the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security.

We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan Salamé to Libyan leaders and call on all Libyans to support and engage in his mediation efforts.

The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) remains the framework for a political solution to the conflict throughout the transition period. In this regard, we strongly support UN facilitation as the Libyan people carry out this critical transition, specifically by seeking to negotiate mutually-agreed limited amendments to the LPA, adopt a new constitution, and prepare for national elections.

The United States will not support individuals who seek to circumvent the UN-led political process.

The United States remains committed to working with Libya, the UN, and our international partners to help advance political reconciliation, defeat terrorism, and promote a more stable future for the Libyan people.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

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President Zuma to Attend the Inauguration of the Newly Elected President of the Republic of Angola

President Jacob Zuma will travel to Luanda in the Republic of Angola to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Angola, Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.

The Inauguration is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, in Luanda, Angola.

The National legislative elections were held in Angola on 23 August 2017 with the ruling Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) securing the majority of the vote.

South Africa and the Republic of Angola share a common history of the struggle against Apartheid, and strong multi-faceted bilateral ties exist between the two countries. This is not only evidenced through the fraternal political relationship, but also through the growing socio-economic and trade and investment relationship between the two countries. Angola is one of South Africa’s largest trading partners on the continent of Africa with numerous South African companies involved in a variety of sectors in Angola including in construction, mining, housing, retail, food and beverages, hotels and leisure, banking and medical services.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Republic of South Africa: The Presidency.

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