Statement by Anna Evstigneeva, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, at the open VTC of UNSC members on Somalia

SomaliMVP

Somali chauvinist
We join other speakers in expressing appreciation to the Belgian Chair for the briefing on the work of the 751 Committee over the past four months. Given that this is the last briefing of Belgium in this capacity, we also would like to thank you, colleagues, for chairing this subsidiary body and the valuable input made

The Russian Federation considers the sanctions regime as an important instrument of assisting the Federal Government of Somalia to establish peace and stability in the country. Both arms and charcoal embargo have made a substantial contribution on this track.

We also believe in the untapped potential of the restrictions on the supply of the IED components introduced last year. On the other hand, the sanctions regime should under no circumstances be an impediment to the Somali National Army in the fight against al-Shabaab. The Council needs to keep the measures under constant review, taking into account the needs expressed by the Somalis in the field of capacity building and results achieved in the weapons and ammunition management.

On the relationship between the Panel of Experts and the FGS, we acknowledge the progress made on this track. In the current circumstances, it is particularly important that the panel continues to accomplish its mandated tasks smoothly and staying in close coordination with the Somalia authorities on all aspects of its investigations and enhancing trust and confidence with Mogadishu. The timely reporting on the developments on the ground is essential. That said, we are concerned over the leakage of the Panel's final report and we hope that such incidents will never happen again.

The Somalia sanctions renewal, scheduled for the next month provides a good opportunity to revisit all these issues. We see the resolution as a concise document focused on the Somalia sanctions and rid of provisions falling out of the competence of the Security Council and this Committee.
 

Ras

It's all so tiresome
VIP
Bs diplomatic garble. Russia wants chaos in Somalia more than any other country.

We already made peace with our colonizers but thr successors of the USSR ... :fredo:
 

kickz

Engineer of Qandala
VIP
We join other speakers in expressing appreciation to the Belgian Chair for the briefing on the work of the 751 Committee over the past four months. Given that this is the last briefing of Belgium in this capacity, we also would like to thank you, colleagues, for chairing this subsidiary body and the valuable input made

The Russian Federation considers the sanctions regime as an important instrument of assisting the Federal Government of Somalia to establish peace and stability in the country. Both arms and charcoal embargo have made a substantial contribution on this track.

We also believe in the untapped potential of the restrictions on the supply of the IED components introduced last year. On the other hand, the sanctions regime should under no circumstances be an impediment to the Somali National Army in the fight against al-Shabaab. The Council needs to keep the measures under constant review, taking into account the needs expressed by the Somalis in the field of capacity building and results achieved in the weapons and ammunition management.

On the relationship between the Panel of Experts and the FGS, we acknowledge the progress made on this track. In the current circumstances, it is particularly important that the panel continues to accomplish its mandated tasks smoothly and staying in close coordination with the Somalia authorities on all aspects of its investigations and enhancing trust and confidence with Mogadishu. The timely reporting on the developments on the ground is essential. That said, we are concerned over the leakage of the Panel's final report and we hope that such incidents will never happen again.

The Somalia sanctions renewal, scheduled for the next month provides a good opportunity to revisit all these issues. We see the resolution as a concise document focused on the Somalia sanctions and rid of provisions falling out of the competence of the Security Council and this Committee.
Wouldn't get your hopes up, all signs point to another 1 year renewal.
 

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