Somalia is making great strides, Prime Minister tells Danish delegation

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I want to thank you for coming to Mogadishu today, for the support you have
given the large number of Somalis in Denmark and the assistance you have given us on
Public Finance Management, Education and most recently through the New Deal ”
said the Prime Minister. “After 22 years with no central government we face
many challenges rebuilding our nation but our priorities remain security, political
reconciliation and institution rebuilding. The best way for the international
community to assist Somalia is through the New Deal Compact so that all support is
bilateral with the Somali Federal Government, ensuring that the Somali
peoples priorities are met.

Discussing political reconciliation the Prime Minister updated the delegation on the
ongoing Jubba reconciliation conference and political roadmap to elections in 2016,
“We want the future new Somalia will be built on strong federalist states
under the banner of a United Somalia. A united Somalia where politics isn’t
exclusive to the minority said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister and delegation also discussed the current security situation
“Somalia has made great strides in driving Al-Shabaab back but they are not
yet finished. The future security and stability of Somalia relies on building a
well-trained and resourced SNAF. We cannot defeat the terrorists just militarily
we must fight a comprehensive campaign drawing on military resources, education,
economic recovery and communications.”

**ENDS**

**Ridwaan Haji Abdiwali,**
**Government spokesman, **

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