UN Security Council and Arab League need to improve coordination

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A minute’s silence is held at the League of Arab States and UN Security Council meeting in Cairo for the victims of EgyptAir flight MS804
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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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