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China urges Somalia to break the political deadlock over the postponed elections

China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, urged all Somali parties to make every effort to break the current political deadlock over the postponed elections.

Jeon said in a speech during a Security Council meeting reported by Chinese media today, Wednesday, that the situation in Somalia is at a critical juncture, and that breaking the current political stalemate serves the common interests of all in Somalia, calling on everyone in Somalia to put the country's interests above any consideration, and to strengthen unity and cooperation. And reaching the necessary consensus, rebuilding political confidence, speeding up agreement on electoral arrangements, and restoring political stability in Somalia, in order to provide the appropriate conditions for the security transition and national reconstruction.

Jeon expressed China's concern about the dangerous security situation in Somalia, while praising the efforts of the African Union Mission in Somalia in this regard.

Jion noted that China welcomes the extension of the mission's mandate, and attaches importance to efforts to restructure it.