Somalia calls for disbandment of anti-piracy commission
United Nations Ambassador to Somalia Abukar Dahir Osman Bale elaborated on a statement submitted by the federal government to the United Nations Security Council. In an interview with the BBC, Bale said the federal government had submitted a resolution to the UN to disband the Somali anti-piracy commission. Osman said no piracy and kidnapping cases have been reported on the country's shores in the past three years. "No piracy cases have been reported off the coast of Somalia for the past three years. Instead, the Somali government sees the commission as dispensable and needs to be disbanded," Abukar Dahir Osman Bale said. He also added that the government is committed to preventing foreign vessels illegally fishing in Somali waters as well as wastewater disposal in the country. "The Somali government is committed to preventing illegal fishing and foreign vessels from dumping waste in our waters as well as demonstrating its ability to prosecute crimes in Somali waters, particularly piracy and other illegal activities," he said. added again.