Title: Sudan participates in the International Conference on Somalia in Bruss
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 09-11-2013, 07:27 PM
Khartoum-Sudan's Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, will chair a Sudanese delegation to participate in the International Conference on Somalia which will be organized by the European Union Commission on Monday in Brussels, under the slogan of "A New Era for Somalia".
The Conference will be attended by The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, Somali President and the President of the European Council.
Sudan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Abu Bakr Al-Sidiq, said on Tuesday that the Conference will discuss topics relating to the political system in Somalia, building political and economic institutions in Somalia, and the national security, pointing out that there will be commitments from donors to Somalia.
Somalia's eight-year transition ended in September 2012, with the peaceful handover to a new Federal Government. The Conference's objective is to sustain the positive momentum in Somalia, to ensure that the country stays on the path to stability and peace and brings prosperity to its people.
The New Deal is the driver of this process. The Brussels Conference will therefore bring together the international community and Somalia to endorse the Compact –a key milestone of the process- pledge support to enable its implementation and, above all, re-commit to this new political process.