Statement by Andris Piebalgs on the London conference on Somalia
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, made a statement on the London conference on Somalia. He notably reaffirmed that stabilising and developing Somalia, together with the African Union and international partners, was an EU priority. The new commitment would contribute to the proposed increase in troop strength active in the African Union-led Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). EU aid covered costs such as troop allowances, medical care, housing, fuel, and communication equipment.