Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 08 April 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack at a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, which occurred on 5 April 2017, in which several people were killed and others injured.

The Chairperson is also dismayed by the terrorist attack that took place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 7 April 2017, which resulted in deaths and injury of innocent people.

The Chairperson is saddened by the loss of life and injuries resulting from these barbaric attacks, and  extends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to all the injured. He also expresses the AU’s solidarity with the Governments and peoples of Somalia and Sweden.

The Chairperson stresses that, whereas terrorist attacks may vary in form, the resolve of the AU in rejecting terrorism remains steadfast. He stresses that the continued international terrorism calls for enhanced global cooperation in preventing and combating terrorism. He reiterates the AU’s commitment to continue to work with the larger international community   in the fight against terrorism.

Posted by Fisseha Abraham

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