The UN Security Council welcomed the decision, but "reiterated their strong condemnation of recent Al Shabaab attacks [in Somalia]," the council said in a Thursday statement.
The Al-Shabaab group is a particular threat to the peace and security in Somalia. It targets the government as well as neighboring countries that deploy troops in the region.
The UN Security Council called for measures to cut the financing of terrorist groups in Somalia, particularly Al-Shabaab, last week, after an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least twenty people. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, has been staging attacks in Somalia in an attempt to create an Islamic state ruled by strict Sharia law.