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MOFA MEDIA RELEASE SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE

SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE TROOP CONTRIBUTING COUNTRIES OF THE AFRICAN UNION MISSION IN SOMALIA (AMISOM) 27TH JANUARY 2018-2ND MARCH 2018

MEDIA RELEASE
MINSTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Department of Public Diplomacy
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Kampala: 23/1/2018

The President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, will convene a Summit of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on 2nd March 2018.
The forth-coming AMISOM TCCs Summit is convened within the framework of conclusions of a September 2017 meeting in New York by H.E. President Yoweri Museveni held on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The New York Summit was called to exchange views on the situation in Somalia and the future of AMISOM following the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2372 (2017), whose main thrust was the phased reduction and draw-down of AMISOM troops; and the gradual handover of security responsibilities to Somali security forces.  

The March 2nd Summit in Kampala will provide an opportunity to further discuss the current situation in Somalia (political, security and economy); the continued role of the TCCs/AMISOM in Somalia; a mechanism for sustainable and predicable funding for AMISOM; and measures for sustainable peace and security in the post AMISOM era.  
The Summit which will take place on the morning of March 2nd 2017 will be preceded by a Meeting of Experts and Senior Officials on Tuesday 27th February 2018, a meeting of Chiefs of Defense Forces on Wednesday 28 February 2018, a Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence on 1st March 2018 and a Meeting between TCCs and Partners in the afternoon of 2nd March 2018.

AMISOM TCCS and Somalia are expected to participate at the highest level. Representatives of UN Agencies, regional and sub-regional organizations and other relevant stakeholders, including the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, have also been invited to attend.
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