UN Security Council Extends AMISOM Mandate in Somalia

UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended the resolution 2358 that extends AMISOM mandate in Somalia until March 31st, 2018.

UNSC created this mission in 2007 to provide Somalia with support for its political process, the reform of security, the efforts to reach reconciliation and developing the war-torn nation, following more two decades of conflict and instability.

UNSC resolution urges AMISOM to boost interaction within civil society and back the fight against extreme violence brought forth by Al-Qaeda linked group Al-Shabaab and also ISIS.

UNSC document point that, Somalia has key challenges, as the fight against the terrorist group Al Shabaab continues.

UN Security Council also praised the conclusion of electoral process in Somalia and the election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo as President.

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