Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, said this was an important resolution.
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UN to bolster African Union forces in Somalia

The UN Security Council unanimously agreed to bolster the number of African Union forces in Somalia by more than 5,500 to 17,731.

This would include the Kenyan troops that entered the country last October in pursuit of al-Shabab militants.

Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, said this sends a strong message and makes it clear the political transition will come to an end in August.

  • 22 Feb 2012