Friday, February 22, 2013

Foreign envoys make beeline to Somalia,20+ Countries open embassies in Somalia as country slowly recovers

                     Somali prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon received USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
 
in More than 20 countries have deployed envoys to Somalia in the last five months following end of internal strife in the country.

On Thursday,  Somali prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon received the newly appointed Japanese ambassador to Somalia the Toshihisa Takata.

After accepting letters of credential from the ambassador, the President said: “Japan is among the first countries to directly engage with our government and we welcome you to a recovering Mogadishu at this essential time. Japan has contributed over $200m to the stabilisation of Somalia since 2007and we gratefully acknowledge your continued unconditional support to Somalia.”

Somali prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon stated, “More than 20 countries have sent ambassadors to recommence direct diplomatic relations with Somalia in less than five months more and more countries are in the process of doing so. This is the direct result of the stability achieved by our security forces in partnership Amison.”

A statement from  office of Somali prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdonalso said he received USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.  The US ambassador to Somalia James Swan and Somalia minister of State for the Presidency Farah Abdulkader were present at the function at Villa Somalia in Mogadishu. Just four weeks after their meeting at the White House in Washington DC, the President was delighted to welcome Mr Shah to Mogadishu, with his visit being a testimony to the emerging new chapter in relations between the US and Somalia.

"In our meeting this morning, I have made clear the magnitude of the problems that face us, and the huge effort that is required to rebuild this nation. Alongside our medium term institution building and my Six Pillar plan, we need immediate and wholehearted help to support our people through this period of stabilisation and recovery,” President Mohamud told journalists after the meeting.

Militias rehabilitated

Somali prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdoncalled on international community to support Somalia in provision of healthcare, education and boost locals’ livelihoods.

The USAID administrator’s visit came two days after a visit by US Congressman Keith Ellison to the Capital of Somalia.

Somali prime minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon concluded by saying: "We look forward to a close working relationship with our friends at USAID and we are very grateful for the commitment and dedication of the US.”
 
 

Last week, Somalis in diaspora called for more support to the country to fully recover from years of war.

In a statement released from Toronto, Canada, the Somalis led by former Cabinet minister Ahmed Awad Ashareh also called on the country's authorities to respect federal constitution.

"We urge Somali leadership and the people to be united to salvage the war-torn country and create an atmosphere that will completely end lawlessness," Mr Ashareh said.

Mr Ashareh said peace and stability is crucial for Somalia and the region's development.

The group discussed the current situation in Somalia, its economy, the lifting of the arms embargo and violation of the country's Constitution.

They welcomed the US and Britain's support for Somalia, recognition of its sovereignty and membership to the UN and other organisations.
They said Somalia's armed forces should be properly equipped and former militias disarmed.

Mr Ashareh said recruitment of armed forces should be harmonised and former militias rehabilitated.

The group said the laws on existence of states, regions and districts should be respected.

They urged leaders to avoid inflammatory remarks reminiscent of 1991 ones when the country degenerated into turmoil.

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