Past eventResearch Event

Transforming Somalia’s Security Setting: Progress and Prospects

9 May 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Chatham House, London


Hon Abdikarim Hussein Guled, Minister of National Security, Federal Government of Somalia
Chair: David Stephen, UN Special Representative for Somalia (1997-2001)



The most pressing and difficult task facing the government of Somalia continues to be bringing peace and stability to the country, working alongside African Union troops and with support from the international community. At this event, Abdikarim Hussein Guled, Minister of National Security of Somalia, will discuss the government’s efforts to counter targeted attacks by al Shabaab in Mogadishu and elsewhere, progress made towards establishing administrations in liberated areas as well as the development of Somalia’s National Armed Forces and security apparatus. 

The minister will also discuss the government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation and national security issues posed by the crackdown against Somalis in Kenya.

For more information, please contact Daragh Neville