Somali Government has signed a cooperation deal with the United Nations in Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) that outlines cooperation between the two sides in the next years.
The agreement is aimed at achieving peace, stability and prosperity for the Somali people.
Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Gulled and Jamal Mohamed Hassan, the minister for planning and economic development, represented the Somali Government during the signing of the agreement with the UN.
Among the international diplomats present during the agreement were UN Secretary General Special Representative for Somalia James Swan and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Adam Abdelmoula who is also the Deputy Special Representative for Somalia.
The two parties have extended their cooperation by five years.
The new cooperation agreement dubbed UN Cooperation Framework (UNCF) will replace the previous agreement known as the UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) that is set to expire late this year.
The UN Special Envoy for Somalia said that Somalia has made tremendous progress in her journey towards achieving peace and development, with steadfast support from the UN since the signing of the UNSF agreement in December 2017.
Ambassador Swan said that the two parties have enjoyed good working relations under his tenure as the UN Special Representative for Somalia and pledged to strengthen their cooperation.
He said UN is committed to supporting Somalia’s national development under the new UNCF agreement.
The event was attended both physically and virtually by a number of government and UN officials as well as members of the international community.