The US has announced its opposition to any extension of mandate for the current Somali government.
In a statement on its official Twitter account, the US embassy in Mogadishu said Somalia’s 2020/21 elections must be held on time.
In the statement, the embassy also said the electoral model, which is current under debate, must receive support from across the political spectrum.
Further, it called for the Dusamareb talks between central government and regional state leaders to continue.
“@US2Somalia is eagerly waiting for #Dhusamareb 3 Mtg results. The need for wide spread consultations & genuine compromise is key. The election model needs broad based support from FGS, FMS, Parliament, & other stakeholders. Timely elections, no mandate extensions. #Somalia,” said the statement.