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STORY: AU Peace and Security Council delegation

concludes working visit to Somalia


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DATELINE: 28-28/NOVEMBER/2018, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST:

1. Wide shot, plane carrying the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-
PSC) delegation arriving at the Airport in Mogadishu
2. Med shot, plane carrying the AU-PSC delegation arriving at the Airport in
Mogadishu
3. Med shot, Somali government officials led by the Federal State Minister for
Foreign Affairs Abdulkadir Ahmed-Kheyr and AMISOM senior officials going
to receive the delegation
4. Wide shot, Somali government officials and AMISOM senior officials going to
receive the delegation
5. Med shot, Somali government officials and AMISOM top officials waiting for
the delegation to disembark from the plane
6. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and the
African Union and the leaders of the AU-PSC delegation disembarking from
the plane
7. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss being received by the Federal State Minister
for Foreign Affairs Abdulkadir Ahmed-Kheyr and the AU Special
Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco
Caetano Madeira.
8. Wide shot, other delegates alighting from the plane
9. Med shot, delegates alighting from the plane
10. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss greeting AMISOM officials
11. Med shot, other delegates greeting AMISOM officials
12. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, flanked by the AU Special Representative for
Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira
walking to the VIP terminal at the airport
13. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, flanked by the AU Special Representative for
Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira and
other members of the visiting delegation, seated at the conference room
14. Med shot, AMISOM military and Police top officials listening
15. Close up shot, Federal State Minister for Foreign Affairs Abdulkadir Ahmed-
Kheyr addressing the press
16. Med shot, African Union Peace and Security delegation at the conference
room
17. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and the
African Union and leader of the AU-PSC delegation addressing the press
18. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss addressing the press
19. Med shot, AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM,
Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira addressing the press
20. Wide shot, AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM,
Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira addressing the press
21. Wide shot, members of press covering the event
22. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss walking out after the presser
23. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss walking out of the VIP room at the airport
24. Med shot, delegates walking out of the airport
25. Wide shot, the African Union Peace and Security Council delegation boarding
a bus
26. Med shot, the African Union Peace and Security Council delegation boarding
the bus
27. Close up shot, AU flag
28. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and the
African Union and leader of the delegation, arriving at AMISOM Force
Headquarters
29. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and the
African Union, arriving at AMISOM Force Headquarters
30. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and the
African Union, disembarking from a car
31. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and the
African Union, meeting with AMISOM with officials
32. Med shot, the African Union Peace and Security delegation alighting from a
bus
33. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss and Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira
walking together
34. Close up shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss,
35. Close up shot, AMISOM military officers trumpeting
36. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, and other members of the African Union
Peace and Security delegation looking on
37. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, going to lay a wreath in honour of fallen
soldiers
38. Close up shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, bows in prayer after laying the wreath
39. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, prays after laying the wreath
40. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, walking away
41. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, and other members of the delegation
arriving at AMISOM Mission Headquarters
42. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, getting inside the conference room
43. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, meeting up with Ambassador Francisco
Caetano Madeira
44. Wide shot, AMISOM conference room
45. Close up shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, reading
46. Med shot, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira giving opening remarks
47. Close up , AMISOM officer giving security brief
48. Wide shot, security brief in progress
49. Med shot, security brief in progress
50. Wide shot, The African Union Peace and Security delegation following the
presentation
51. Close up shot, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira following the
presentation
52. Wide shot, the African Union Peace and Security delegation leaving the
conference room after the briefing
53. Med shot, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira and Mr. Mohamed Idriss,
walking outside
54. Wide shot, The African Union Peace and Security delegation getting ready to
board the armoured personnel carriers
55. Med shot, The African Union Peace and Security delegation getting ready to
board the armoured personnel carriers
56. Close up shot, AMISOM Police assisting a member of the delegation put on
her helmet
57. Wide shot, Armoured personnel carriers and AMISOM troops
58. Wide shot, Somali Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali Khaire arriving at the
conference hall to meet with the delegation
59. Med shot, Somali Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali Khaire standing as the Somali
national anthem plays
60. Med shot, the delegation standing as the Somali national anthem plays
61. Wide shot, delegation sitting down after the national anthem
62. Wide shot, conference room
63. Med shot, Somali Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali Khaire addressing the
delegation
64. Wide shot, Somali Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali Khaire addressing the
delegation
65. Med shot,delegation listening
66. Wide shot, Somali Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali Khaire addressing the
delegation
67. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) ALI HASSAN KHAIRE, SOMALI PRIME MINISTER
“10 years ago, Somalia was a country forgotten, with little hope for
prosperity. Today we are again re-emerging in the eyes of the international
community we are now being seen to be a pride of this continent”.
68. Wide shot, Somali Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali Khaire leaving the room
after the meeting
69. Wide shot, the delegation accompanied by Head of AMISOM Ambassador
Francisco Caetano Madeira meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s
Representative for Somalia Nicholas Haysom
70. Med shot, Nicholas Haysom listening during the meeting
71. Med shot, Nicholas Haysom responds to statements by the delegation
72. Med shot, the delegation’s leader Mr. Mohamed Idriss, giving his remarks
73. Wide shot, meeting ends and the delegation leaves the room
BAIDOA
74. Wide shot, plane carrying the delegation taxing on the runway
75. Med shot, delegation led by Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira and the
leader of the delegation Mr. Mohamed Idriss, getting off the plane
76. Med shot, delegation going to inspect guard of honour
77. Wide shot, Soldiers mounting guard of honour
78. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, going to inspect guard of honour
79. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, and Ambassador Francisco Caetano
Madeira greeting the troops
80. Wide shot, delegation meeting with the leaders of South West State
administration led by acting president Mr. Abdikadir Sharif Shekuna, in
Baidoa
81. Med shot, delegation meeting with leaders of South West State
administration
82. Med shot, delegation listening
83. Close up shot, Leader of the AU-PSC delegation Mr. Mohamed Idriss talking
84. Wide shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, talking
85. Med shot, member of the delegation talking
86. Med shot, AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco
Caetano talking
87. Med shot, delegation leaving

BELETWEYNE
88. Wide shot, plane carrying the delegation arrives in Beletweyne
89. Med shot, delegation getting off the plane and meeting the president of
Hirshabelle Mohamed Abdi Ware
90. Med shot, delegation walking off
91. Wide shot, delegation having a meeting with the president of Hirshabelle
Mohamed Abdi Ware
92. Med shot, the president of Hirshabelle Mohamed Abdi Ware addressing the
visiting delegation
93. Close up shot, the president of Hirshabelle Mohamed Abdi Ware addressing
the delegation
94. Med shot, Mr. Mohamed Idriss, listening
95. Med shot, group photo

MOGADISHU
96. Wide shot, the AU-PSC leader of delegation Mr. Mohamed Idriss, and
Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira arriving at the AMISOM VIP
conference hall for a final meeting before the delegation’s departure
97. Med shot, members of civil societies at the meeting
98. Mid shot, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira addressing the meeting
attended by civil society groups
99. Med shot, members of the delegation listening
100. Med shot, members of the civil society listening
101. Med shot, member of the civil society asking a question
102. Wide shot, member of the civil society asking a question
103. Med shot, the AU-PSC leader of delegation Mr. Mohamed Idriss, and
Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira listening
104. Med shot, another member of the civil society asking a question
105. SOUNDBITE: (FRENCH) MR. MOHAMED IDRISS, AU-PSC DELEGATION
LEADER -
“The AU Peace and Security Council takes the issue (of Somalia) seriously and
will in the coming days examine the situation in Somalia. The military chiefs
from the Troop Contributing Countries will meet on 30 November 2018. We
hope that the outcome of this meeting will inform the adoption of the new
Concept of Operations, which is the framework for AMISOM’s exit strategy”

106. Wide shot, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira addressing the


meeting
107. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) AMBASSADOR FRANCISCO MADEIRA, AU
SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMALIA AND HEAD OF AMISOM
“By coming here, they now have a much better perception and
understanding of the issues at stake in Somalia. And they are better informed
on the decisions they are going to take and what action needs to be taken”
108. Wide shot, delegation leaving the room after the meeting
109. Med shot, delegation leaving the room after the meeting

STORY

AU Peace and Security Council delegation concludes working visit to Somalia

Mogadishu, 28 November 2018 - The African Union Peace and Security Council
delegation which has been on a three-day working visit to Somalia, to assess the
security and political situation in the country, has concluded their mission.

The delegation led by Mr. Mohamed Idriss, the Djibouti Ambassador to Ethiopia and
the African Union, returned to Addis Ababa this afternoon, after holding successful
deliberations with senior Federal Government officials, leaders of the Federal
Member States, AMISOM, the UN and representatives of the civil society, among
them youth, media and minority groups.

“The AU Peace and Security Council takes the issue (of Somalia) seriously and will in
the coming days examine the situation in Somalia,” said Mr. Idriss, shortly before the
delegation’s departure from the country.

He said findings from their visit will be shared with relevant bodies, including with
leaders from the Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to AMISOM.

“The military chiefs from the Troop Contributing Countries will meet on 30
November 2018. We hope that the outcome of this meeting will inform the adoption
of the new Concept of Operations, which is the framework for AMISOM’s exit
strategy,” he stated, noting that the AU Peace and Security Council will be seeking to
validate resolutions from the Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC)
meeting, which brings together all military chiefs from the TCCs, key partners and
AMISOM leadership.

While in the country, the delegation held talks with Prime Minister H.E Hassan Ali
Khaire and other senior Federal Government officials. “10 years ago, Somalia was a
country forgotten, with little hope for prosperity. Today we are re-emerging in the
eyes of the international community and being a pride of the continent, as a
functioning developing state and no longer a failed state,” Khaire told the
delegation, during their meeting at the presidential palace (Villa Somalia), in the
capital Mogadishu.

The Prime Minister highlighted his government’s key priorities, which include
defeating terrorism. While affirming the government’s commitment to defend the
gains hard-fought by AMISOM and the Somali security forces, Khaire appealed to the
African Union to remain a voice and advocate for Somalia’s cause at international
fora.

The delegation, keen to ensure the successful implementation of the Transition Plan,
within the framework of the country’s National Security Architecture, also sought to
know the progress made in the transitioning of national security responsibilities from
AMISOM to the Somali National Security Forces as per the United Nations Security
Council Resolutions 2372 of 2017 and 2431 of 2018, as well as the Communique of
the 782nd meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council.

“By coming here, they now have a much better perception and understanding of the
issues at stake in Somalia. And they are better informed on the decisions they are
going to take and what action needs to be taken,” said the AU Special
Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano
Madeira.

The visit coincided with preparations for elections in the Federal Member States. The
team visited Baidoa, the administrative capital of the South West State, where
presidential elections are due in December, and held separate closed door meetings
with the acting President of the state Mr. Abdikadir Sharif Shekuna and five
candidates who are vying for the presidency.

“We called on everybody to ensure the conduct of a peaceful and fair election,”
Ambassador Idriss stated. “We cannot return to the past because this will not only
affect Somalia, but the entire continent of Africa,” he added.

“We are in the final stages of preparations for the South West State presidential
election and it was therefore an honor to receive this delegation and share with
them information regarding the upcoming election,” said the acting South West
State President.
While in Beletweyne, in Hiraan region of HirShabelle State, the delegation held talks
with the HirShabelle President H.E Mohamed Abdi Ware. The HirShabelle President
expressed satisfaction with the quality of deliberations between him and the
delegation. “We had open discussions on matters of mutual interest. We shared our
sentiments and they listened to us. The meeting ended on a positive note, with
mutual understanding,” he noted.

The delegation also held discussions with the UN Secretary-General’s Representative


for Somalia Nicholas Haysom, who briefed them on the country’s stabilisation
peacebuilding and state-buiding efforts.

The AU Peace and Security Council team which arrived in Somalia on Monday
morning, laid a wreath at the monument for heroes, at the AMISOM Force
Headquarters, in honor of gallant soldiers who have died in the line of duty in
Somalia.

END