Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday returned to the Somali capital, Mogadishu and gave more details about his recent trip to Britain and Norway.
Speaking on his trip to Britain, the prime minister said that he and his delegation including defense minister attended a meeting with the international partners in London to discuss ways to enhance Somalia’s security sector and the national army.
The prime minister said Somalia needs a strong army to defend the country and take over the internal security of the country from the African Union troops when their mandate comes to an end.
He added they have designed new measures to regulate the rebuilding process of the national army.
While speaking on his visit to Norway, the prime minister said he met with senior Norwegian government officials and asked Norwegian government to assist Somalia in holding fair and free elections in 2016.
He also stated to have asked the Norwegian officials to support his government’s efforts to conclude the review process of the constitution, improving the judiciary system and assisting his government in creating job opportunities for the youth to prevent them from joining armed groups in the country.