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Ethiopian peacekeeping mission under ATMIS starts operations

Addis Ababa, August 15, 2022 (FBC) –The Ethiopian peacekeeping mission restructured under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has taken from the 6th contingent which was serving in South West Somalia under AMISOM.

Security Heads and representatives of supporting agencies under the sector have attended the takeover ceremony.

Commander of the sector three force of Ethiopian AMISOM contingent, Brig.-Gen Zewdu Tsetarge said the contingent has effectively discharged its responsibilities in safeguarding peace and security of the people of Somalia. He cited the recent peaceful elections in Somalia as one of the achievements of the contingent.

Head of the newly structured ATMIS contingent, Brig.-Gen Besifat Fentie, for his part, said they will build on the achievements gained by the AMISOM contingent for better results.

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