Somali PM convenes security meeting after car bomb attacks


MOGADISHU [SMN] – Hamza Abdi Barre, the Prime Minister of Somalia convened key a meeting with security chiefs and immigration directors at his office on Wednesday.


During the closed-door gathering, according to the OPM, the security situation in the country and the arms embargo on Somalia were the main topics that dominated the talks.

The PM was briefed by Officials from the Ministries of Defense and Security on the ongoing military operations, and the gains made in Galgaduud, Hiraan, and Middle Shabelle regions.

In a statement, the Prime Minister reiterated that his government which is in office for less than a year is committed to rooting out Al-Shabaab from the whole country before 2023 ends.

Barre also said that Somalia will try its best to convince the United Nations Security Council to formally list the long-standing arms embargo amid a process to reform the armed forces.

The cabinet will decide on a committee consisting of executive and technical organs that will work on the implementation of the plans of the Somali Government this year.

“We will do our best to ensure that the country is completely lifted from the arms embargo within a year,” said PM Hamza Abdi Barre.

The police and National Intelligence Agency chiefs Gen Hijar and Mahad Salad respectively attended the meeting and put forward the bill for combating terrorism in Somalia.


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