Meeting on Somali gvt 'road map'

2011-08-16 07:50
New York - The United Nations Security Council announced late on Monday that a meeting would be held on September 4-6 in Somalia to design a plan for building the war-torn country's government during the next year.

Augustine Mahiga, the UN's special representative on Somalia, is organising the meeting, according to a Security Council statement.

The goal of the meeting is to "agree on a road map of key tasks and priorities to be delivered in Somalia over the next 12 months, with clear timelines and benchmarks to be implemented" by Somalia's UN-backed transitional government, it said.

"The members of the Security Council stressed the need for wide participation by Somali groups in this meeting, including the Transitional Federal Institutions, local and regional administrations and other Somali stakeholders," the UN said.

The Security Council noted that future support for the transitional government "would be contingent upon completion of the tasks in the road map".

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