Mr. Augustine Mahiga, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia will visit France tomorrow. He will be received at the Quai d’Orsay on Tuesday, 15 February by the Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
A few months before the transition period initiated by the Djibouti Agreement is due to end in August 2011, this meeting will be an opportunity for Mrs. Alliot-Marie to reaffirm France’s determination to make progress towards peace in Somalia. France remains attached to the continuation of a comprehensive political process conducted with the support of the United Nations. Mrs. Alliot-Marie will reaffirm France’s determination to ensure that the presence and the consistency of action of the UN agencies working to promote development in Somalia are strengthened.
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