BRUSSELS, May 2 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with Somalia's Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in Brussels Wednesday and discussed the situation in Somalia, and the current political, economic and security reforms undertaken by the Government.
A press release from Mogherini's office said they stressed the EU's critical role as the main partner in support of the country's transition. They noted that, while high challenges remained, some encouraging progress had been made and should be maintained.
They stressed the link between the implementation of Somalia's transition plan for security, the implementation of economic reforms and the political roadmap towards elections in 2020.
This meeting came ahead of the Somalia Security High Level Meeting in Brussels that gathered ministers and senior officials from Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States of Somalia, the EU, United Nations, the African Union, AMISOM and its Troop Contributing Countries as well as other international partners, in support of the Somali Transition Plan. (end)