Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

28 November 2012

Somalia: EU Delegation Visits Mogadishu

A European Union delegation led by the EU's Special Envoy to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, on Tuesday (November 27th) visited Mogadishu and held talks with the new Somali PM, Abdi Farah Shirdon, and other cabinet ministers.

After the meeting, Prime Minister Shirdon, in a joint press conference said he had been very much delighted to receive the EU special envoy for Somalia in Mogadishu. He noted that Somalia and the EU had agreed to enhance their existing excellent bilateral relations. The EU envoy, Michele Cervone d'Urso, expressed the EU's readiness to work with the Somali government.

He noted that the European Union has offered 158 million euro (US$200 million) to the Somali government to improve education, the legal system, reconstruction and security.

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