Attacks On The Transitional Federal Government Communique Issued By The
Ministry Of Foreign And European Affairs
Paris, May 13, 2009 –
France firmly condemns the recent attacks on the Transitional Federal
Government which have caused many civilian casualties and forced tens of
thousands of Somalis to flee Mogadishu.
We condemn the groups seeking to overthrow the Transitional Federal
Government, the legitimate government which emerged from the Djibouti
peace process and is supported by the whole international community.
We are concerned about the reports of support being given to these armed
groups by foreign elements.
We reiterate our full support for the Transitional Federal Government
under President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and call on all Somali forces to
join the reconciliation process set in train by the Somali President.
We salute the courage and determination of the AMISOM forces in their
mission to protect the Transitional Federal Government against the armed