14 July 2018

Somalia: Somali President Jets Off to Brussels for Summit

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo left Mogadishu on Saturday morning for Partnership Forum due to open in Brussels of Belgium next Monday, the 16th July.

Other delegates from the country's five regional states will be attending the forum which is slated for 16-17 of this month with attendance of donors and International partners.

The forum will focus on the security of Somalia and the transitional plan which AMISOM transfers the security responsibility to the Horn of Africa country national army in 2020.

On Thursday, Vice-President of EU, Federica Mogherini will co-chair the conference with Somali leaders and Ms Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

The event comes on the heel of EU's €89 million (close to $105 million) meant for humanitarian assistance to Somalia,

"Our aid will target the most vulnerable and provide life-saving support to those affected by climatic shocks and internal conflict," Stylianides said.

The Commission noted that the EU has drastically scaled up its humanitarian assistance to Somalia -- allocating €119 million (some $135 million) to the country last year alone.

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