Policy paper

Support to the Somali National Army

The United Kingdom and Somalia agreed a communique on support for the Somali National Army

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


United Kingdom Somalia communique on support for the Somali National Army

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On 18 September 2014 at Lancaster House, the United Kingdom and Somalia co-hosted a meeting to discuss support to the Somali National Army. This meeting was convened to debate the strengthening of the Somali National Army in the short and medium term, and to ensure that donor support for the Somali National Army is optimised to enable this. Our discussions centred around the Federal Government’s vision for an affordable, accountable and professional Army, and its capabilities and requirements; the parallel political and fiscal tracks that are critical to the development of the Army; a mutual accountability framework through which we can monitor and evaluate progress; and a follow-up mechanism to ensure targeted and coordinated interventions.

Published 18 September 2014