Somali leaders have started to gather at Brussels, Belgium where the New Deal For Somalia will take place on Monday, RBC Radio reports.
Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud spearheaded a high level government officials have reached Brussels on Saturday. President Mohamud will co-chair the Monday international conference.
Meanwhile senior officials from Puntland, Galmudug and the new interim administration from Jubba have also reached on Brussels.
Prior to the opening of the Monday conference,a joint release from president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said that the event will endorse a Compact between Somalia and the international community that will enable the country to move faster down the path towards peace and prosperity – in line with the “New Deal” approach to help countries in fragile and post-conflict situations.
The event will set out a clear political vision for Somalia’s future, set agreed development priorities, and establish financing mechanisms and ways to ensure the aid is delivered effectively and held accountable. In this way it will support the political process among Somalis to finalize their constitution and define the federal state they want.