Interview of François Hollande with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia [fr]
The President of the Republic received Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. They talked about the security situation in Somalia.
France is contributing to the training of Somali forces and the financing of African forces (AMISOM), which are fighting terrorism in Somalia. The President of the Republic welcomed recent successes, including the recapture of the port of Baraawe by AMISOM. Moreover, the resources deployed by the European Union (Operation Atalanta) have considerably reduced acts of piracy.
The President of the Republic supported the efforts undertaken by the Somali authorities to stabilize liberated areas and establish the federal State. He reiterated France’s humanitarian commitment to Somalia.