On 19 April 2016, the members of the Security Council were briefed by the President of Somalia, His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on political progress in Somalia. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating, and the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, Ambassador Téte António, also briefed on the situation in Somalia.
The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for Special Representative Keating and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is now in the final year in his four years term in office said on Wednesday that he will run for the 2016 presidential elections.
President Mohamud has made this announcement on Wednesday night during an interview with Washington-based Voice of America’s Somali service.