International conference on Somalia "A new deal for Somalia" with the participation of Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, and Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, participated in the session on "Re-building Somalia's social and economic foundations" of the high-level conference "A new deal for Somalia", on 16 September 2013, in Brussels.
Somalia's eight-year transition ended in September 2012 with the peaceful handover to a new Federal Government. The conference, co-hosted by the Somali Federal Government and the European Union, aimed to sustain the positive momentum in the country and to ensure that it stays on the path to stability and peace, bringing prosperity to its people. It brought together the international community and Somalia to endorse the so-called Compact – a key milestone of the process-, pledge support to enable its implementation and, above all, re-commit to this new political process.