June 27th 2014-The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has today congratulated the Republic of Djibouti on the 37thanniversary of its independence in 1977.
Noting its important contribution to peace and stability in the region, Ambassador Annadif lauded the sacrifice made by the Djiboutian contingent in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) since their first deployment in December 2011.
“On behalf of the mission, I acknowledge the important contribution of Djibouti to the Somali peace process and the sacrifices of Djiboutian servicemen and women who continue to serve under the African Union in Somalia,” said Ambassador Annadif.
The Djiboutian contingent is in charge of Sector 4 comprising of Hiiraan and Galgaduud regions. The contingent maintains a close relationship with the local communities participating in reconciliation initiatives and supporting relief and development efforts in these areas. Despite being the smallest contingent of the mission, it has performed its assigned tasks incredibly well in its area of responsibility which is one of the biggest sectors.