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All Somali leaders have been urged to exercise maximum restraint and refrain from any actions that may lead to an escalation of tensions.
ADDIS ABABA - Some members of Somalia's international partners said they are highly concerned by the situation in the Horn of Africa country after the latest round of talks on the electoral crisis ended without a result last week.
In a joint statement, AU, the EU, the IGAD, and the UN called upon Somali leaders to prioritize the national interest and immediately return to dialogue to seek compromise on the outstanding election issues.
They reaffirmed the decision not to support any parallel process, partial elections, or new initiatives leading to any extension of prior mandates of current government leaders in Villa Somalia.
"We express serious concern that the political stalemate is impacting negatively on peace, security, stability, and prosperity in Somalia and beyond," the statement reads in part.
The statement comes in light of the gravity of the ongoing political stalemate in Somalia over the holding of delayed elections, and the continuing impasse in the dialogue between the Federal Government and some Federal Member State leaders.
Finally, the African Union, the European Union, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, and the United Nations urged all Somali leaders to exercise maximum restraint and refrain from any actions that may lead to an escalation of tensions.
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