Digital Desk, Mogadishu. The United Nations announced that it has closed its passenger handling facility (MOVCON) at Aden Ade International Airport in Mogadishu following instructions from the Somalian government.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNSOM) said it regretted the closure of the terminal on 23 December, Xinhua news agency reported. The world body said that it will protect Africans with full respect for the privileges and immunities of Somali law under the conditions of the Mission Agreement and UN agencies, funds and programmes, as well as other relevant bilateral agreements signed by the United Nations Charter and the Convention. works in the nation.
The United Nations in Somalia said it will discuss the matter further with Somali government officials in the coming days, noting that it remains committed to its partnership with the country and helping its people despite these operational disruptions. continues to do.
The government on December 22 directed the world body to shut down the Movcon facility which is a special terminal used by UN staff and other foreign visitors to Mogadishu. Aden Ade International Airport officials, in a letter to the United Nations, cited violations of immigration protocol and directed both UN and Amisom staff to use the VIP lounge and main terminal from now on.