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Top US official to unveil U.S. Foreign Policy in Somalia

Hiiraan Online
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (HOL) --- A senior U.S. diplomat will on Tuesday unveil her country's  new policy toward Somalia, a sign that Washington may be changing its earlier policy that focused on security and counter-terrorism.

The U.S. had no clear political policy toward Somalia since it withdrew its troops after it was humiliated by Mohamed Farah Aideed militia in 1993.

Since then, Washington focused on containing the threat of the Somali civil war to regional countries. And after 2001, it switched gear toward counter-terrorism issues.

According to a statement sent to newsrooms, Wendy Sherman, the U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, will share "the new U.S. policy," which is expected to "advance" development issues as well as peace and stability in the Horn of Africa nation.

Sherman will deliver her speech at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), where she will also take questions from the participants.

HOL English News Desk


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