Security Council extends anti-piracy mission in Somalia

Mogadishu (SD) – United Nations Security Council renews the mandate of anti-piracy mission in Somalia to December 2020.

The Security Council has decided to renew its mission for 12 months, which means governments and regional organizations that partner with Somalia can enter the waters of Somalia and use force against piracy.

The Security Council also approved a request from Somalia last November to report no abuses in its territory.

The UN Secretary-General’s report on the status of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia confirmed two incidents of piracy since October 1, 2018.

Yet, the UN was for some reason compelled in extending the mission for another year, and without any plans for Somalia to take over the mission after 2020.

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