Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
December 17, 2015
The United States strongly supports the participants’ commitments to not extend the legislative or executive branch mandates, consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2232. An on-schedule electoral process that is conducted in a fair, transparent, and inclusive manner will strengthen the relationship between the Somali people and their government and accelerate stabilization and development efforts.
The United States remains a committed partner to the people and government of Somalia and will continue to support Somalia’s efforts to realize a peaceful, united, and prosperous future.