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India has termed as "disappointing" the political impasse over the holding of elections in Somalia and said this delay will embolden Al-Shabaab and other armed groups to gain ground and continue their terror acts that will subvert democratic gains made so far.
"Today, Somalia is yet again facing a political deadlock, which is threatening the progress achieved in recent years towards attaining stabilisation. The political impasse over the holding of elections is indeed disappointing," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said on Monday at the UN Security Council meeting on Somalia.
He said it has been more than five months since the signing of the agreement in September last year between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States.
However, "contrary to our expectations," the meeting between Somalia's leaders planned initially for February 15 and then February 18-19 did not take place.