Mogadishu (SONNA)-The United Nations Security Council has called on Somali leaders to resume talks immediately and to prepare for new elections, hoping to resolve a new crisis over electoral disputes, SONNA reported.
In a resolution adopted by a majority, the 15-nation Security Council called on Somalis to "immediately resume their dialogue and work together, in the interests of the Somali people."
The decision encouraged leaders to reach a consensus on holding inclusive elections with the aim of holding them as soon as possible.
The Security Council also condemned the renewed attacks by Al Shabaab and reaffirmed its support for the territorial integrity of Somalia.
The Security Council will meet again on February 22nd to renew the African Union Mission in Somalia, which expires in February.