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UN chief says no to UN force in Somalia now

UN chief says no to UN force in Somalia now

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is recommending that the Security Council reject calls for an immediate U.N. peacekeeping force for Somalia.
Ban warns that deploying international troops could exacerbate the country's long and bitter conflict.
Ban said in a report to the council Wednesday that a peacekeeping operation "should remain the United Nations goal."
But he says achieving that goal will require significant progress in promoting political reconciliation and restoring peace in the Horn of Africa nation after 19 years of anarchy. He says Somalia must also build security institutions, police and military forces.
He recommends that the U.N. continue strengthening the African Union force currently on the ground in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.


Updated : 2021-10-20 21:40 GMT+08:00