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EU calls for end to political stand-off in Somalia

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) Saturday called on Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Roble to bring to an end the current political stand-off.
"All Somali stakeholders must exercise maximum restraint for the overall stability of Somalia and the region," said EU High Representative Josep Borrell in a statement.
He said the electoral process in Somalia must continue to move forward peacefully, in line with the previously agreed timetable of 27 May.
"This is key for the wellbeing of the Somali population," added the EU's foreign policy chief.
According to media reports, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday suspended Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble's power to hire and fire officials, increasing tensions in the country. (end) nk.mt