Today's twin explosions in Galkayo in Northern Somalia have caused a high number of casualties of both civilians and security personnel. Our thoughts go to the families of the victims and to all Somali people. We also commend the quick reaction of Puntland security forces.
The EU remains strongly committed to cooperate to the building of legitimate institutions and a Somali owned security sector to combat terrorism. This is key for Somalia's constructive development and the security of the region.