S. African government reiterates commitment to reconciliation process in Somalia

South Africa remains committed to supporting the reconciliation process in Somalia despite the latest terror attack in the conflict-ravaged country, the SA government said on Friday.


South Africa calls on all groups and individuals who remain outside the political process to renounce violence, desist from cowardly acts of terrorism and join the peace-driven political processes of reconciliation to ensure the development and prosperity of Somalia, the SA Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said.

SomaliaThis followed terrorist attacks that took place at Lido Beach in Mogadishu, Somalia on Thursday evening, resulting in the deaths and injuries of scores of innocent civilians

The South African government strongly condemns the cowardly and barbaric terrorist attacks, DIRCO said.

“South Africa stands firmly with the African Union (AU) and the rest of the international community in condemning these senseless attacks targeting innocent civilians and reiterates its stance that terrorism, in whatever form and from whichever quarter, cannot be condoned,” DIRCO spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said.

On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of deepest condolences to his Somali counterpart Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the government and people of Somalia, and most particularly to those injured and the families of the victims, according to Kgwete. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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