Somalia's Transformation into a Regional and International Actor
HE Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Federal Republic of Somalia
Chair: Mark Hendrick MP, Member, Foreign Affairs Select Committee
Somalia is undergoing a period of significant transformation. The country's transitional period officially concluded when a permanent government was established in September 2012. This new administration, under the leadership of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has gained the international recognition necessary to open doors to increased flows of aid and cooperation. Despite this new chapter in its history, Somalia faces multiple challenges, not least defining its relationship with Somaliland and semi-autonomous regions including Puntland; with its regional neighbours, some of whom retain military presence within Somalia; and with the wider international community.
Her Excellency Fawzia Adam will discuss the Somali government's plans to revive and revise the country's regional and international relationships, and will outline Somalia's key foreign policy objectives for its future engagement with the international community.