KHARTOUM [SMN] – The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the IGAD regional organization have accepted a request made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abshir Omar Jama (Huruse) to support Somalia in its request to lift the long-standing UNSC arms embargo.
Minister Abshir Omar Jama said at the 48th meeting of IGAD foreign ministers that took place in Khartoum that the arms embargo is an obstacle to his government’s plan for a safe and stable Somalia. The Security Council is again being asked to lift the arms embargo.
On the other hand, the ministers of foreign affairs of IGAD agreed to another request proposed by the government of Somalia that the development projects and leadership opportunities, and jobs of the IGAD organization should be distributed fairly because Somalia, one of the founding countries of the East Africa bloc, did not get its rightful share, both in terms of projects and organizational leadership.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Somalia is cooperating with IGAD, the African Union, and others to succeed in the removal of the arms embargo imposed in 1992.