NY (SD) – The UN Security Council on Friday voted to extend the international naval operation in Somalia by just three months, after the federal government demanded full control of its waters.
The resolution proposed by the United States, was approved unanimously by all 15 countries in the UN Security Council.
France and Ireland have warned that the extent of the operation was short to lead the operation by the European Union to work well and create a security vacuum.
The Somali Federal Government insisted that the operation should conclude “We believe that Security Council resolutions on piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia have successfully achieved its intended objective” Somalia’s U.N. Ambassador Abukar Dahir Osman told the security council.
The three-month extension of the mission “allows a transition of a military collaboration, and to help us in the maritime security, which is the only sustainable way to preserve hard-earned gains.” according to the UN envoy to the United Nations Abukar Dahir Osman.
During the Security Council meeting, it was proposed that the navel operation to be renewed for a year, Somalia, rejected the proposal.
The Security Council thanked the troops who worked in securing the coast of the Horn of Africa nation, led by the EU.
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