UN Security Council and Arab League need to improve coordination

The UN Security Council and League of Arab States need to improve coordination of support in Somalia according to the British Ambassador to the UN.

The 15-member Security Council met the Arab League in Cairo following a visit to Somalia and Kenya.

Daniel Dickinson has more details.

Speaking at what was described as the first ever joint meeting of the Security Council and the 22-member League of Arab States, the British Ambassador, Matthew Rycroft said the two bodies needed to do a better job at coordinating support to Somalia.

The Horn of Africa country continues to recover from the effects of two decades without a functioning government as well as conflict and drought.

Council members visited the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday.

The joint meeting also focused on Libya and the issue of migration.

A minute’s silence was held to honour the 66 people who died when an EgyptAir plane crashed in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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Source: United Nations Radio.