A preliminary meeting on Security by FGS, US, EU, Turkey and AMISOM

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MOGADISHU, 25 February 2015 – A preliminary meeting on security in Somalia took place in Mogadishu today with officials from the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and international partners led by the United States including: the European Union, Turkey and, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Dini, Somalia’s Minister of Defense and Abdirisak Omar Mohamed, Minister of Internal Security co-chaired this meeting, as a followup to the Somalia security conference held in London in September 2014. Participants considered commitments made by the FGS and international partners in London in order to help build the capacity of state security institutions for recovering territory, providing stability and, basic safety and security in Somalia.

The preparatory meeting focused primarily on United Nations Security Council 2124. It recognized the need to provide logistical support for 10,900 Somali National Army personnel in the fight against Al-Shabaab as well as the integration of state security forces into federal institutions.

Building the capacity of Somali armed forces and the Somali Police Force remains one of the top priorities of the New Deal Compact’s goals on security. Those aim to establish unified Somali federal institutions that can provide basic safety and security for their citizens, from a human rights perspective.

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