AMISOM meets with the Somali Diaspora in Minneapolis

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Mogadishu 2nd October, 2013: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif will, over this weekend, be meeting with the Somali community in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

The two-day consultative conferenceis part of AMISOM’s efforts at engaging the global Somali diaspora on developments in Somalia as well as facilitating their contributions to the peace, security, reconciliation and reconstruction of their country.

The consultations will begin with a Town Hall meeting in the evening of Saturday, 5th October during which Ambassador Annadif will provide insights into the mandate and activities of AMISOM while the second day, 6th October will feature workshops on concrete proposal of how the diaspora can contribute to women and youth employment, national reconciliation and institutional development in Somalia.

The meeting will be attended by over two hundred and fifty representatives of the Somali community in North America including Somali Imams, professionals, youths, women and representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS).