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Italian, Somali FMs discuss cementing Somali Institutions

Monday, January 07, 2013

ROME (KUNA) -- Italian and Somali foreign ministers, Guilio Terzi and Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adan respectively, discussed here Monday means of strengthening state institute following the transitional process in the African country in a drive to achieve stability and development.

Terzi received Adan, also deputy premier, at his office in the first meeting since his visit to Mogadishu last October, a foreign ministry statement said.

The two officials discussed the major challenges facing the Somali authorities following the transitional process to ultimately building a solid state institutions.

Adan expressed her government's strong desire to building a "united state on a federal basis" including key rights and freedoms.

Terzi said Italy, bilaterally and within the European Union (EU), sought to support Somalia in the judicial, security and development domains.

He added that Italy would train 200 Somali police forces this month.

Source: Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)


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