Somalia launches New Deal

News May 14th, 2013

Somalia Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, Finance Minister Mohamud Hassan Suleyman along with several ministers, members of the civil society groups, members of the International Dialogue on peace-building and state-building, consisting of the g7+ group of 19 fragile and conflict-affected countries, development partners, and international organizations, gathered today in Mogadishu, Somalia, to launch the commitment to implementing the New Deal engagement in fragile states in.

“We are happy and committed to execute in the New Deal Engagement which will pacify key components of sustainable development and peace-building for Somali people.” Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said during the official launching ceremony of the New Deal Engagement in Mogadishu today. Somali Finance Minister Mohamud Hassan Suleyman “Cawil” said the New Deal will allow Somali government to receive development funds from the international community as a post-war helping project.

Christian Friis Bach the Co-Chair of the International Dialogue welcomed the announcement, saying “The value of the New Deal is that it creates a social contract between the state and the people.” He continued to say that the New Deal would bring “stability and progress to the families and communities of Somalia.”

Minister Friis Bach’s full comments can be seen in the video below:

 

Background

Read the Concept Note for the Fragility Assessment here

Read the communique from the London Somalia conference here