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The UN Security Council approves the export of Somalia’s coal reserves

Mogadishu September 07, 2023 (SD) – The United Nations Security Council has issued a new resolution concerning the stabilization of Somalia, which had previously faced various security challenges.

In this new resolution, it is said, “while it is known that the situation in Somalia is still a threat to the security and peace of the world, the Security Council unanimously approved a draft resolution that talks about suspending the sanctions once on the front to remove the stored coal.”

Resolution 2696 (2023), adopted on the 15th of this month by the members of the United Nations Security Council, provides support for the Somali government in taking all necessary measures to eradicate illicit coal trade, and it commends the Somali government for submitting its request to the Council on August 14th.

Speaking from Mogadishu, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Catriona Laing, provided a briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Las Anod and the Sool region.

She emphasized the importance of all parties involved in the recent clashes to immediately cease hostilities, respect international human rights and humanitarian law, particularly the protection of civilians and engage in dialogue.

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