Ban Ki-moon: the construction of the multinational force in Somalia to not get the results
BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) The United Nations Web site reported that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday (17) in New York’s year-end press conference that in the past few months, he has been in accordance with the requirements of the Security Council on the formation of a multinational force in Somalia actively approached national issues, but his efforts have not borne fruit.
Ban Ki-moon said he had with at least 50 countries and three international organizations, leaders held talks, but did not lead a country to take up this voluntary action of the responsibility.
he said, Council members expressed only one fund, the wishes of air and other equipment, as well as a few countries willing to send troops, but not a leading country.
Ban Ki-moon said, including the United States part of the Security Council members want to deploy United Nations peacekeeping operation in Somalia, but he and his top advisers, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Affairs and relevant departments of the staff that the current deployment of peacekeeping operations and the time is not ripe, still a lack of favorable conditions.
Ban Ki-moon stressed that in considering the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping operations, first, through funding, equipment and training activities to strengthen the AU Mission in Somalia force. Another option is to provide resources and training soldiers in Somalia. At the same time, should also consider establishing a maritime task force, and eventually may deploy joint peacekeeping operations.
Ban Ki-moon said he told the Security Council on Tuesday said the current issue of the Somali areas of action should be taken, in addition to enhancing the strength of AMISOM and possible United Nations peacekeeping operations to create conditions, also promote the process of national reconciliation, to combat piracy and facilitate humanitarian relief operations to create. He authorized the Security Council passed a resolution to combat piracy in Somali territorial international action to implement welcomed.