The EU renewed its commitment to foster peace and security in Somalia during a conference in London
Today in London international leaders will discuss the future of Somalia. The meeting takes place only one day after UN Security Council endorsement of a strengthened AMISOM peacekeeping mission.
The High Representative and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will be in London to reaffirm that stabilising and developing Somalia, together with the African Union and international partners, is an EU priority. The new commitment will contribute to the proposed increase in troop strength active in the African Union-led Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). EU aid covers costs such as troop allowances, medical care, housing, fuel, and communication equipment.