Friday 20th January 2017

Compact partnership endorsed for the Brussels Conference on Somalia

The New Deal High Level Task Force meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Planning His Excellency Mohamoud Hassan Sulliman today endorsed the Somali Compact Partnership with the International Community in Brussels. The compact will be presented and signed into an agreement at the Conference on Somalia tomorrow.

Finance Minister stated the compact or the agreement with the international community is to ensure the country stays on the path to long-term peace-building and state-building goals. He pointed out that this is a living document produced from an inclusive process and determines the Somalia priorities.

“The compact defines priority intervention areas for Somalia and commits international patterns’ resources to these priorities. The visions of the compact is to achieve a new beginning for a sovereign, secure, democratic, united and federal Somalia at peace with itself and the world, and for the benefit of its people,” Finance Minister said.

The compact document provides strategic framework for coordinating political, security, and development efforts for peace and statebuilding activities over the next three years. The compact was produced based on the Busan New Deal principles initiated in December 2012. It was developed an almost year long consultation process at the national level and with the International Partners.

Somali government with ministers and leaders from over thirty countries, as well as heads of international institutions, civil society organizations met in Brussels to endorse the Somali compact.

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Ahmed Adan

New Deal Communication Coordinator
Brussels, Belgium