UK Pledges new Aid for Somalia

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Addis Ababa, 17 April 2014 (WIC) - UK Minister for African Mark Simmons paid an undisclosed and urgent visit to Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu on Tuesday for boosting security, stabilization and democratization process of Somali government.

The minister during his visit to Mogadishu met with Somali Federal Government President and other governmental officials including MP’s and ministers of Foreign, Justice & Constitutional, Defense, Interior and Security who were all present in a stabilization meeting held in Mogadishu.

The minister for Africa Mark Simmons and President Hassan Sheikh in their meeting at Villa Somalia discussed issues including the vital relationship between the 2 countries in the sides of security, stabilization, and democratization process.

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud stressed of his government’s priorities and said, “My administration’s priorities including enhancing security, stabilization, reviewing federal constitution, implementation and spreading of Federalism to whole country as well as democratizing the country.

Holding free and fair elections throughout the country in the year 2016 is one of our main priorities and goals to attain. UK is leading international efforts of bringing peace and stability back to Somalia and likewise supports and cooperates with Somali federal government.” (Radio Bar-kulan)

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