21.02.2012 - Press release
Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter to participate in conference on Somalia in London
Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), will participate in the international conference on Somalia to be held on 23 February 2012 in London. Switzerland – via its humanitarian assistance and the office of its special representative to Sudan, Southern Sudan and the Horn of Africa (BSSA) – is working to promote stabilisation in Somalia. It allocated around 40 million Swiss francs in 2011 to projects in this region of eastern Africa.
At this conference, particular attention will be paid to the political and constitutional processes initiated in Somalia following the adoption of the road map designed to help the country out of transition. Switzerland, strongly engaged in the region through its humanitarian aid, deems a commitment on the part of the international community to strengthen the coordination of aid as being a priority in the process of consolidating stability in the region.
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