The United Nations Security Council has suspended the withdrawal of African Union troops from Somalia for three months.
This decision follows a request from Somalia that ATMIS troops remain in the country to help in the fight against al-Shabaab.
Somalia’s request was supported by the African Union, and all the countries that donate forces to the country, and they agreed to delay the withdrawal of African Union troops for a period of 90 days.
The United Nations is in talks with Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) to ensure a successful security transition.
The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Africa, Martha Pobee, who visited Somalia, said that the international organizations will ensure that the security forces of Somalia are able to fully take over the security responsibility.
She said that the ATMIS troops are gradually withdrawing from Somalia without jeopardizing the gains made in Somalia’s security.