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Prime minister delighted UN endorsement of greater support to SNA and increase in AMISOM troops

12 Nov 2013-Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, today welcomed the United Nations
Security Council backing for greater support to the SNA and increase in AMISOM
forces.

The United Nations Security Council endorsed the UN’s recommendation that the
SNA be provided a package of non-lethal support, including: transport, food, fuel,
shelter and medical support through a trust fund. The Security Council additionally
backed the recommendation of an increase in the number of uniformed AMISOM personnel
to 22,126.

The Prime Minister, said: “I welcome and thank the Security Council for
backing the recommendation for greater support to the SNA and increase in AMISOM
troops, enabling us to build on the security advances already made.

“We encourage the UN, member states and international partners to ensure that
sufficient and regular finance is made through the trust fund. This will allow the
SNA, alongside AMISOM, to expand their scope and area of operations, bringing peace
and stability to the whole of Somalia and ensuring there is no safe haven for
Al-Shabaab. The long-term security and stability of Somalia will ultimately lie
with the Somali National Security Forces.

“This increased support and manpower will help to bring about a final end to
the fighting, allowing Somalia to get on with reconstructing our country and
rebuilding our economy.”

**ENDS**

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