The Federal Government of Somalia is seeking to influence the United Nations to end the arms embargo imposed on the African nation decades ago. The same is being discussed in Somalia after country’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire received delegates from UN Security Council in Mogadishu.
The delegation is in the country to evaluate the country and the progress we achieved so far especially with peacekeepers in the country. The PM has said that he hopes to convince the UN to lift the embargo to ensure that the security gains achieved are maintained.
The lift is very necessary especially now that Somalia is seeking to integrate the Somali National Army in a bid to take over security in the awake od AMISOM exit from the Horn of Africa nation. The lift will also reinforce the war and campaign against al Shabaab terrorists who have been terrorizing citizens and security officers.
The delegation said that they are in Somalia to carry out an assessment on several areas including the security, the improvement of the infrastructures of the country as well as the imposed arms embargo.
United Nations imposed weapons sanction on Somalia in the 1990s when the country descended into civil war after fall of Somalia’s central government led by late Mohamed Siyad Barre.