Thursday, March 07, 2013
In his first reaction to last night’s United
Nations security council meeting to ease the 20 year old arms embargo, Hassan
Shiekh Mohamud hailed this as a step forward.
“We have thousands of troops that was trained by our
friends, one of the challenges we are facing is that we have no military equipments
for them” said Mr. Hassan.
“Somali government welcomes this decision and we are
greatful to the member countries of the security council by understanding our
situation” said the president.
He urged all Somalis to take part in the rebuilding
process of the country.
“This was another step towards success, all Somalis
must now concentrate on rebuilding Somalia” he added.
Security Council on Wednesday eased the arms embargo against Somalia for one
year, which has created an outcry from Human rights activists and
semiautonomous regions of Puntland and Somaliland.
embargo was imposed in 1992, a year after the fall of former president Mohamed
Siad Barre, who was ousted by armed rebels.
Ahmed Abdisamad, Hiiraan Online