Members of the Security Council
condemn in the strongest terms the killing on 6 July of the Officer in Charge
of the UN Development Programme office in Mogadishu, Mr. Ali Osman Ahmed, and
the wounding of other individuals, including Mr. Ahmed's brother and son, in
the same attack. Council members express their condolences to Mr. Ahmed's
family and friends.
Security Council members reaffirm the
imperative to respect, in all circumstances, the safety and security of United
Nations and humanitarian relief personnel. Council members commend United
Nations personnel for their efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability
and respond to the needs of the Somali people.
Members of the Council further
reaffirm their condemnation of all such attacks against United Nations and
humanitarian personnel in Somalia,
and call on all Somalis to prevent such attacks from occurring in the future
and to work together through peaceful dialogue, and reiterate the need for a
comprehensive and lasting cessation of hostilities.