Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, President of Somalia: - arrival and round table - extracts from the press point

Type: News   Reference: 90181   Duration: 00:03:09  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 31/01/2013   First transmission: 31/01/2013
The president of Somalia, Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, visited today the European Parliament to discuss the latest developments in the Horn of Africa. At his arrival, he met with President Martin SCHULZ and both presidents offered a press conference at the end of their meeting. Somalia is the most affected country within the Horn of Africa and it generates one of the highest numbers of refugees in the world. This situation makes some starving Somali farmers to turn into piracy. Another problem hitting the country is the fight against Al Shabaab, the Islamist militia. From the MEPs point of view, these situations will not change unless they are affronted with international security concerns.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Delegation arrival 00:00:04
00:00:14 Martin SCHULZ, EP President welcoming Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, President of Somalia., handshake 00:00:08
00:00:22 Entering in to the meeting room 00:00:11
00:00:33 Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, President of Somalia signing of the Golden book 00:00:27
00:01:00 Round table 00:00:17
00:01:17 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President "We just raise, the President of Somalia and I, how we can support, as EP, the President and its government to continue, not only in state building, but specially in improving daily live of citizens in the regions of Somalia". 00:00:21
00:01:38 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President "We need a special continuous support, there fore in the frame of the MFF negotiation we will see how much we can mobilize for Somalia. We will play from the EP an important role". 00:00:14
00:01:52 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President "I'm prepared also to send civil servant of the EP to Somalia, and to welcome members of the Somali Parliament and trainees here in the EP, as a very concert step of the parliamentary cooperation with Somalia". 00:00:15
00:02:07 SOUNDBITE (English) Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, Somali President "We have shared the realities on the ground in Somalia, we have a new Parliament in place, they proof in their first session, legitimacy and going in to the right direction. That doesn't means that Somalia is without problems, we shared our problems, and visions, and expectations". 00:00:32
00:02:39 SOUNDBITE (English) Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, Somali President "We requested the support of the EP to make our Parliament a very strong and capable legislative organ in the state". 00:00:12
00:02:51 SOUNDBITE (English) Hassan SHEIKH MOHAMUD, Somali President "We are just at the beginning. We just get in to the door of stabilising Somalia. A stable Somalia is in the interest of the Somalia people, but also in the interest of the region, and on the interest of the world at large". 00:00:18
00:03:09 END 00:00:00
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