President Hassan Arrives in London to-chair Somalia Conference

ESIDENT HASSAN ARRIVES IN LONDON TO CO-CHAIR SOMALIA CONFERENCE
ESIDENT HASSAN ARRIVES IN LONDON TO CO-CHAIR SOMALIA CONFERENCE

London (MIC) The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sh. Mohamud has arrived in London to Co-Chair the second Somalia Conference with Prime Minister David Cameron.

The President was accompanied by the Deputy PM / Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Fowziya Hagi Yusuf Adan; Minister of Finance, H.E Mohamud H Suleiman; Minister of Defence H.E. Abdihakim Mohamud Haji Fiqi;Minister of State for the Presidency, H.E. Farah Sh. Abdulkader, and senior advisors from the Presidency ,and the office of the Prime Minister

The President will tell Leaders and representatives from over 40 countries and many non government organisations that progress in Somalia over the past year has defied the skeptics but that the peace in Somalia must be won with “unflinching commitment”.

The President will lead a team of Ministers in presenting detailed plans for the reform of security, justice and finance management sectors and will ask the international community to assist them in the implementation of their plans. “We are here today to begin a four-year process that must begin with considerable investment and support but which I hope will finish with very little,” the President will say.

President Hassan brings the hopes of the Somali people for a positive outcome from the conference and confirmed that he will also hold bilateral discussions with leaders and donors centered on the work and resources required to implement the Six Pillar Policy.

The President will tell delegates tomorrow, “People may ask why Somalia matters at this time but there is a huge amount at stake right now:the future of our country, the security of the region and the wider world, and the removal of the piracy stranglehold on the Gulf of Aden. I know you all understand this and I fully appreciate the political capital being invested to support Somalia.”

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