Somalia calls for end of arms embargo

Abdirahman Hussein
By Abdirahman Hussein September 23, 2017 09:10

 

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has asked the world leaders to lift an international arms embargo, as the country continues to struggle with security threats posed by Alshabab militia group.

The Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khayre,  was addressing the United Nations General Assembly, he  said his country needs a longstanding weapons embargo fully lifted so the national army can obtain heavy weapons to defeat Alshabab.

Khayre said  the arm embargo has affected the fight against the Alshabab militia in country, saying the arms embargo on Somalia has largely limited to achieving the governments goal. He assured The Federal Government of Somalia commitment to continue working with the Security Council and other parties to enforce the arms embargo.

He praised Somalia for political and security achievements, He said Somalia has achieved substantial success and has reduced the capacity of Al-Shabaab.

“To ensure the sustainability of such gains, we focused on strengthening the military capability of our national security forces, however, the arms embargo imposed against Somalia is a severe limitation towards this objective,” Khaire told the U.N. assembly.

Khayre said Alshabab militia is one of the biggest challenges facing Somalia.”It must be double the efforts of the intervention against the groups.” He added.

 

 

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Abdirahman Hussein
By Abdirahman Hussein September 23, 2017 09:10

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