Somali Foreign Minister Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Aadan Thursday (December 5th) called for foreign companies to invest in Somalia to aid economic recovery and restore stability.
Aadan was speaking in Paris ahead of the two-day Élysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa hosted by French President Francois Hollande.
"I encourage all foreign companies looking for commercial opportunities in new markets to give serious consideration to Somalia, a country that is recovering from conflict and is open for business," Aadan said. "Our economic recovery is already under way and I invite dynamic, entrepreneurial companies to be a part of it."
"A strong and stable Somalia will allow our natural entrepreneurial talents to flourish freely," she added. "We must remember that a prosperous Somalia is the nail in the coffin for al-Shabaab."