Heads of State attending the Somalia summit have put in place plans to organise a robust operational campaign to destroy Al Shabaab.
In a joint statement, they said there is a need for new partnerships and enhancing solidarity among Somalia’s neighbouring states to stand by the country in a united fight against the terrorists.
“We agreed to make the final push for joint operations in the areas that remain under the terrorists to completely liberate the whole of Somalia from al Shabaab,” the statement read.
In a 15-point discussed solutions, the summit also requested international partners to support Somalia’s stabilisation efforts in the newly liberated areas.
“This will facilitate the federal government to enhance its service delivery and extend its authority,” the statement read.
They also commended the advancement made on developing capabilities in managing weapons and ammunitions regime, endorsing Somalia’s quest to completely lift the arms embargo by the end of 2023.
“We also emphasise the importance of establishing a joint border security mechanism that intends to eliminate cross-border terrorism activities and ensures legal passage of trade and movement,” they said.
The summit in Mogadishu convened in the wake of the ongoing targeted and sustained campaign by the Somali Security Forces aimed at degrading the capability of all terrorist groups
The summit was was chaired by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia attended by Presidents William Ruto, Ismail Omer Guelleh of Djibouti, Ethipoia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali.