UN Somali leadership encouraged to build on recent gains

The United Nations (UN) issued a news release stating that the out-going Secretary-Generals Special Representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdullah, in a farewell letter, thanked the leadership of the Transitional Federal Government and encouraged them to build on recent gains. He noted that peace will take time due to important vested interests, including illegal trade, fishing, dumping of waste, and piracy.