Djibouti Ambassador for Ethiopia and Rwanda

His Excellency

Mohamed Idriss Farah

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The Security Council of the United Nations authorized Tuesday 12/2013, the temporary reinforcement of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to ensure security in the country and to deal with the threat posed by the rebel group al -Shabaab. In a resolution adopted unanimously by its fifteen members, the Council extended until 31 October 2014, the deployment of AMISOM, the African Union asking to put the strength of the mission of 17,731 to                                                 22,126 soldiers in uniform and the UN to increase its logistical support package . He stressed that the increase in staff decided " is to increase the military capabilities of AMISOM in short term," for a period of 18 to 24 months that part of a comprehensive exit strategy whereupon a downsizing will be considered. The Secretary General of the UN and the African Union have recently recommended the strengthening of the mission, including helicopters, to give him the means to fight against the insurgency of Al -Shabaab.

In its resolution, the Security Council also takes note of the intention of Ban Ki -moon to deploy a "sentinel force of the UN" to ensure the security office of the Organization in the country. The resolution also expresses its agreement with the Secretary General, who says that conditions in the country " are not yet conducive " to the deployment of a peacekeeping operation of UN peacekeeping, while requesting the Secretary-General to keep abreast of developments on the ground.


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