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London meet calls for fresh Somalia polls
Times of Oman
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, yesterday chaired the Sultanate's delegation in Somalia Conference held at Lancaster House in London.

In its final communiqué, the conference came up with a number of recommendations. Among the main suggestions was that Somalia should elect a  new legitimate parliament and a new president. The participants also called for improving the security situation, with the government taking control over villages and roads, in addition to reducing the marine piracy attacks.

The conference was co-chaired by the United Kingdom and Somalia as it was attended by 55 friends and partners concerned with Somalia.

The conference was also attended by Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Zahir bin Abdullah Al Hinai, the Sultanate's ambassador to the UK.


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