Past eventResearch Event

Priority Partnerships for Somalia's Future

7 September 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Chatham House, London


HE Abdusalam Omer, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion, Federal Republic of Somalia
Chair: Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Elections in 2016 will be a further milestone in Somalia’s political transition. In recent years, European, Middle Eastern and Asian actors have sought to increase both commercial and developmental engagement with Somalia. Abdusalam Omer will discuss how the country is working towards developing a range of effective regional and international relationships on issues of economic activity and regional integration, and how these relationships will be managed within a federal structure.

This event will launch the new Chatham House research paper Somalia’s Federal Future: Layered Agendas, Risks and Opportunities, by Jason Mosley.