Somalia expels AMISOM deputies, declaring him persona non grata

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MOGADISHU ( AXADLE) – Somalia has ordered AMISOM’s Deputy Representative Simon Mulongo to leave the country in seven days, declaring him undesirable.

In a letter addressed to the African Union, the Somali Foreign Ministry accused Mulongo of “obstructing the Somali security strategy”, saying he was no longer welcome in Somalia.

According to the letter, Mulongo accused him of “engaging in activities incompatible with the AMISOM mandate and the Somali security strategy”.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Government of Somalia commends the Commission of the African Union and we are honored by the Commission that the following person has been appointed a” persona non grata “and has been instructed to leave Somalia within 7 days,” the letter said. : “Mulongo was involved in activities that are not in line with Amisom’s mandate and security strategy in Somalia.”

Somalia’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak soon followed with a tweet noting that Somalia would hold responsible senior AMISOM leadership.

FGS will hold responsible AMISOM personnel, especially those at the leadership level, who are expected to be beyond reproach of their integrity when fulfilling their duty under the UN / AU mandate. “

“Somalia will recognize the implementation of the STP (Somali Transition Plan), everyone will be held accountable for their actions, no one will be allowed to hinder the Somali nation, we have simply come too far,” the minister said in a tweet.

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