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PUNTLAND MARITIME POLICE FORCE ASSISTS IN SECURING GAROWE CONFERENCE III

April 22, 2012 – Garowe, Puntland Federal State of Somalia – The Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) was deployed to secure the venue and provide other security tasks at the successful Puntland Federal State of Somalia Conference III, which commenced on April 15, 2012 at the new house for the Puntland Parliament.

More than 790 people participated in the three-day conference, including delegates from the five regions of Puntland Federal State of Somalia (Mudug, Nuguul, Bari, Sool and Sanaag) and representatives from the TFG, the international community, the Puntland diaspora, and local non-governmental organizations.

The conference succeeded it its main goal of approving a new constitution of the Puntland Federal State of Somalia through a democratic voting process. As a result of the vote, the Puntland Federal State of Somalia will from now move from a tribal system to a multiparty system.

President Farole concluded the Conference by giving a speech in which he applauded the work of the delegates. He thanked all the participants at the conference for their participation, involvement, and support for the new constitution. He also thanked the PMPF for the professional support it provided during the event.

About the Puntland Maritime Police Force

The PMPF is a professional, locally-recruited coastal police force in the Puntland State of Somalia. The PMPF’s mission is to promote peace and stability in the region by deterring, detecting, and eradicating piracy, illegal fishing and other coastal crimes; protecting marine resources; and delivering much-needed humanitarian relief supplies to Puntland’s citizens.

The PMPF directly responds to calls from the United Nation and international community for regional Somali authorities to enhance their law enforcement and security capacities. Relevant Somali authorities have briefed and notified the United Nations about the PMPF and its activities on a number of occasions. For more information on the PMPF, please visit http://www.pmpf.net

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Media Contact:

Mr. Abdirazak Mohamed Mohamud

Project Coordinator

Presidential Office

Tel: +252-90-79617

http://www.pmpf.net

 

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