AU Sends a Message of Goodwill to Somalia on its 55th Independence Day

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has congratulated Somali President His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the people of Somalia, on the occassion of the country’s 55th Independence Day.

Ambassador Sidikou noted that this was a definitive year for Somalia, because it was on the homestretch to Vision 2016 and lauded the people of Somalia for charting a new course for the country.

“Somalia is on the edge of a new dawn and all the progress made would not have been possible without the resilience of the Somali people. As the country commemorates Independence Day, I urge all Somalis to take stock of how far they have come and celebrate what unifies them as a country,” said Ambassador Sidikou.

Somalia became an Independent unified country on July 1st 1960.

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