MOGADISHU, Somalia – The 4th Somali partnership forum has officially kicked off on Tuesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The forum attended by international partners focused on economic, security and justice reforms, social development, and national development plan.
African Union ambassador Francisco Madeira says Somalia focused on its keys priorities since the last session.
“These have not only been executed with impressive commitment but have also produced encouraging results, especially in the areas of inclusive politics and security”, he added.
He says the African Union troops and Somali Security Forces had enabled government effort in deepening federalism and providing social services.
“Steps towards political cohesion are commended, particularly the recent reconciliation conference in Dhusamareeb”, Madeira said.
UN envoy James Swan at Somalia Partnership Forum, said, “my hope is that we will conclude this Forum tomorrow with a clear, shared vision of our overall strategy, of the ‘must not fail’ priorities, and of how best to expedite their effective implementation”.
This is the first time that Somalia hosts such a significant conference which was last time held in Belgium’s capital, Brussels.