Security Council maintains partial lifting of arms embargo on Somalia for one year
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday renewed until Nov. 15, 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, the authorization of maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and a humanitarian exemption.
The 15-member council adopted Resolution 2385 to renew the sanctions regime against Somalia and Eritre in the Horn of Africa in a majority vote of 11 versus four abstentions by Bolivia, China, Egypt and Russia.
The cou ...