"Support" Somalia to build "sustainable security"

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Jeffrey D. Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The international community has been urged to continue supporting Somalia to build what's been described by a senior UN official as "sustainable security."

The UN's political affairs chief, Jeffrey Feltman made the comment at the High-Level Partnership Forum for Somalia, which opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Wednesday.

The Horn of Africa country has endured more than two decades of political instability and a series of droughts that has left it dependent on international support.

The UN Spokesperson is Stéphane Dujarric.

"Talking about Somalia's political instability, Mr Feltman warned that the country cannot afford to repeat the pattern of division and paralysis that has led to ten Prime Ministers in a dozen years. He urged the President and all Somali leaders to ensure that the current crisis is resolved rapidly, and in a way that ensures political stability through 2016." (22″)

The Forum is aimed at creating a more secure future for all Somali people through a process known as the New Deal Somali Compact.

The Compact promotes political reconciliation and focuses on establishing peace, security, justice and sustainable development throughout the country.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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