President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali visited the headquarters of United Nations in Garowe, the semi-autonomous region’s capital to express profound grief over the loss of lives in the recent terrorist attack against the staff members.
During his short visit, the President met the head of UNSOM and UNICEF offices in Puntland and assured them that his government is determined to enhance the safety of the organization workers, according to a statement from President’s office.
He added that the authorities have already taken necessary measures on the incident and investigations are underway.
Despite the loss of four international staff members, Head of UNICEF office in Puntland Mrs. Mariana Hattinge stressed that the organization will continue and double its work in the region.
UNSOM’s Puntland representative Omar Aboudi similarly revealed to the President that the agency will continue its operations and won’t be affected by the attack claimed by the militant group al-Shabaab.
The President on Sunday vowed to destroy al-Shabaab insurgents and underlined that his administration is determined to enhance the security of the international organization operating in the region.
The powerful bomb attack drew condemnation across the country and worldwide.