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PM Khaire meets with top EU officials on the sidelines of Brussels conference

Hiiraan Online
Thursday May 3, 2018


Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire (L) meets with the EU High Representative/Vice President  Federica Mogherini (R) in Brussels, Belgium. May 2, 2018. SUPPLIED

Brussels (HOL) - Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has met with the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini on Wednesday to discuss the reforms undertaken by the Somali government.

The pair discussed the current political, social and economic climate in Somalia.

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In a press statement released by her office, Mogherini stressed that while significant challenges remained the EU is encouraged by the progress made thus far. She added that the EU committed to supporting Somalia during its transition. The High Representative Federica Mogherini highlighted the link between the implementation of Somalia's transition plan for security, the implementation of economic reforms and the political roadmap towards elections in 2020.

Finally, Federica Mogherini said she looked forward to the upcoming Somalia partnership platform.

On Thursday, PM Khaire met with Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, to discuss the half million people affected by devastating floods in Somalia.  Stylianides said they talked about ways to improve humanitarian access to the most vulnerable.

PM Khaire was able to secure €100 million in funding from the European Union (EU) Political and Security Committee to support the stabilization process.

The meetings come on the sidelines of the Somalia Security High Level Meeting which brought together ministers and senior officials from Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States of Somalia, the EU, United Nations, the African Union, AMISOM and its Troop Contributing Countries as well as other international partners, to further discuss Somalia’s path to development.


Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire (L) meets with the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides (R) in Brussels, Belgium. May 2, 2018. SUPPLIED



 





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