Wednesday, May 22, 2024

African Union troops ‘ATMIS’ farewelled from the Somali Presidential Center

{Mogadishu Sunday, December 17, 2023 HMC} – In a significant takeover that concludes 16 years of African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) guarding Villa Somalia, the elite special forces unit of the Somalia National Army has officially begun their duty of protecting the Presidential Palace, the office of the Prime Minister, and the Parliament, marking the culmination of a journey that began with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed’s first term. It was during his initial presidency that the first proposal for the exit strategy of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was drafted in December 2015.

This proposal set the wheels in motion for a gradual transition to Somali-led security, envisioning a future where the Somali National Army (SNA) would take complete control of the nation’s security. Now, almost nine years later, this vision is becoming a reality.


This momentous shift in security responsibilities marks a new chapter in Somalia’s journey towards self-reliance and stability. The elite special forces, trained to handle the most challenging security situations, are now at the forefront of safeguarding the nation’s most critical institutions.


The transition comes after 16 years of dedicated service by the ATMIS forces, who have been instrumental in maintaining peace and stability in Somalia. Their departure signifies a vote of confidence in the National Army’s capabilities and the progress Somalia has made in building its security infrastructure.


The government of Somalia, in a statement, extended a heartfelt thank you to the men and women of the ATMIS forces for their unwavering commitment and sacrifices. The statement also praised the professionalism and readiness of the National Army, expressing optimism about the future of national security under their watch.


Citizens across Somalia have reacted positively to this development, seeing it as a sign of growing national strength and autonomy. The focus is now on the National Army’s special forces to maintain peace and continue the progress that ATMIS has helped to achieve.


This transition is not just a change in guard but a symbol of Somalia’s resilience and determination to write its own story of peace and development. The international community has also shown support for this move, emphasizing the importance of Somali-led initiatives in achieving lasting peace.


As the National Army’s elite special forces assume their new roles, there is a renewed sense of hope and pride among Somalis. Their presence at the Presidential Palace and other key locations is a testament to Somalia’s journey towards a more secure and self-reliant future.

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