Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Sep 27, 2012 - 5:01:30 PM
President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi demanded the international community to carry out its responsibilities towards Somalia and to end the suffering of its people.
Yemen's president Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi delivered an important speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
This came in the president’s speech in the mini-summit on Somalia held Wednesday evening in New York on the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, which was delivered on his behalf by Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi.
President urged in his speech the international community to continue to support the efforts of the Somali government to build a strong state able to enforce the law and protect the security and stability.
“Yemen, despite its modest potentials and internal responsibilities, has endured - on humanitarian ,legal and moral grounds - great burdens through accommodating over million Somali refugees ", the president pointed out.
The President welcomed the progress that has been made towards ending the transitional phase in Somalia through the preparation of the draft constitution.
President Hadi renewed Yemen's position in calling for concerted international efforts to address the phenomenon of maritime piracy, confirming at the same time Yemen’s full readiness to work with the international community for the success of the efforts to combat this phenomenon and secure international navigation.
Moreover, the president stressed that the phenomenon of intensive influx of migrants and asylum seekers to Yemen poses real risks to the national security, stability and peace in the region, pointing to the need to confront this phenomenon by the international community under the principle of burden-sharing.
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