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The US Government's Approach to Somalia

22 July 2009 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Ambassador Phillip Carter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, US State Department
Chair: Alex Vines, Regional and Security Studies; and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House



The speaker will discuss the US Government's efforts on Somalia and the desire for regional and international coordination to support the Djibouti Peace Process and Somalia's Transitional Federal Government. The Ambassador will also raise the US Government's concerns over the increase of extremist threats in Somalia, including by foreign fighters.

The address will be held on the record with the Q&A under the Chatham House Rule.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.