Nairobi August 17th, 2012: As Muslims all over the world prepare to mark Eid ul Fitr, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Diarra sends his best wishes to the people of Somalia on this special occasion.
“This year’s Eid ul Fitr comes at a significant period in Somalia’s history as the country recently passed a constitution that ends 12 years of transitional governments and is preparing to usher in a new government after decades of chaos” he said.
Ambassador Diarra also sent his best wishes to all his fellow Muslims from across the African continent serving under the AU Mission to Somalia, and lauded their commitment to helping their Somali brothers and sisters.
“Your hard work and sacrifice have given Somalia the best chance it has had in decades to achieve peace and stability,” he said.
Ambassador Diarra said that AMISOM would continue to work with Somalia’s next government which will be formed following elections for President slated for later this month.
Three weeks ago, a National Constituent Assembly adopted a new constitution for the country, paving the way for ending the 12‐year transition to more permanent and representative.