25 February 2013

Somalia: Shirdon Meets European Union Diplomats in Mogadishu

Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon on Sunday (February 24th) discussed bilateral relations between Somalia and the European Union with a group of EU diplomats in Mogadishu, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

European envoy to Somalia Michele Cervone d'Urso, British envoy to Somalia Matt Baugh and representatives from the French embassy in Kenya attended the meeting where they discussed strengthening international support for Somalia.

D'Urso encouraged the Somali government to enhance its security and government policies.

Baugh reiterated that Britain is fully committed to assisting Somalia as it transitions to standing on its own. He urged the government to prioritise strengthening its judiciary and financial management systems.

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