Announcement

Minister for Africa welcomes new Somali Council of Ministers

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Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds: "The Somali Parliament’s vote provides a clear signal of their support for the new Council, including the historic inclusion of two women to senior positions."

Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said:

“The UK welcomes the approval by Somalia’s Federal Parliament of the new Council of Ministers on 13 November. I commend this swift action which will allow the Council to get straight to work on delivering the change the people of Somalia deserve. The Somali Parliament’s vote provides a clear signal of their support for the new Council, including the historic inclusion of two women to senior positions. The British Government looks forward to working closely with the new Somali Council of Ministers.

“The Council has a challenging agenda to deliver. I reaffirm the British Government’s commitment to working with the Somali Government in tackling the President’s priorities of: strengthening security and justice, taking forward political reconciliation, stimulating the economy and strengthening public financial management.”