The Governments of the UK and Somalia will co-host an international conference on Somalia on 7 May in the UK. The conference aims to provide international support for the Government of Somalia as they rebuild their country after two decades of conflict.
The Somalia Conference will be one of a sequence of events in 2013 that will support Somalia, including the G8 meetings, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in early June and an EU-hosted conference in September on the New Deal for fragile states.
Foreign Secretary William Hague also travelled to Mogadishu on 25 April to open the new Embassy. This will be the first time the UK has an Embassy in Somalia since 1991 when the Embassy was closed and the Ambassador and his staff evacuated. This makes the UK the first EU country to re-open an Embassy in Somalia.
Ambassador Matt Baugh will answer your questions on Somalia via twitter on 1 May 12:00-12:45 (BST) @HMAMattBaugh. You can submit questions using the hashtag #AskHMA.