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U.S. senior official urges detailed support plan for Somalia within 15 days

07-27-2010 18:12 BJT

KAMPALA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson said on Monday that he had proposed that the states and organizations who responded to his "call to action" to summit within 15 days detailed support plan for the war-torn Somali government.

Ambassador Carson made the remarks at the sideline of the ongoing African Union summit in Uganda's capital of Kampala when he met Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

Carson briefed the Somali president on a meeting the U.S. government convened earlier today for the leaders of two dozen countries and organizations who are committed to assisting the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

In the meeting, the leaders agreed that the ongoing instability in Somalia has a pressing and negative regional and global implication and now is the time for a concerted and meaningful international support for the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

Carson also suggested that each country or organization to sponsor and build one Somali institutions or ministry.

In their discussions, Sharif informed the U.S. assistant secretary of state that the priorities of the Somalia government is providing security, rebuilding state institutions, providing services and tackling the multifaceted humanitarian challenges facing the Somali citizens.


Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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