Somalia president reaction on lifting of Eritrea sanctions

Image of Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
Image of Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
Horndiplomat-The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has lifted the sanctions that were imposed on Eritrea the past years after countries in the Horn of Africa have opened a historic new chapter of normalizing their relations.
The Somalia president Mohamed Abdilahi Mohamed “Farmajo” reacted on lifting of Eritrea sanctions.
“We welcome the arms and other targeted embargoes on Eriteria been lifted with our collective request. Thanks to the UN Security Council for this helplful and timely intervention. The Horn of Africa region is swiftly progressing towards partnership and economic cooperation.”Somalia president wrote on Twitter.
Today’s The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years.
An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
The resolution, drafted by the UK, was backed by the US and its Western allies.
The UN vote comes amid a thaw in relations between Eritrea and its neighbours following years of conflict.
Eritrea agreed a peace deal with Ethiopia in June, while the leader of Eritrea and the UN-backed government in Somalia have also met three times this year.
This is a developing story, Please check back at the Horndiplomat for Updates.
By Jama Hussein Horndiplomat Correspondent in Mogadishu, contributed and edited by Mohamed Duale Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat  Tweets @MohamadDuale

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