UK Ambassador to Somalia, Harriet Mathews, reaffirmed the ongoing commitment “to help build the foundations of security in Somalia, vital to the future peace and prosperity of the country”.
Through the deployment of UK military logistical, engineering and training expertise, we anticipate that UK personnel will provide essential core support and advice to the UN Support Office to AMISOM (UNSOA), which provides essential support to AMISOM.
Our offer will not include combat troops. The UK is committed to work in partnership with Somalia at this critical time. With progress made on Regional Administrations and preparations underway for elections in 2016, it is vital that the gains made so far become irreversible.
This will require continued progress on developing accountable and inclusive institutions that deliver real change for the Somali people. The UK remains committed to these efforts and is proud to stand with Somalia as it continues to make progress