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Somalia attends war recovering countries’s conference in US

Storyline:National News

Delegation led by Somalia’s deputy prime minister Mohamed Omar Arte attended US hosted conference on war recovering countries.

Speaking to the VOA Somali Arte said the World Bank invited Somalia to the meeting, and they played a vital role in the meeting by unveiling the Somali government has achieved in the recent years as well as taking care of the internally displaced people in the country.

He said they had conversed the international community to change it is aid approach to Somalia.

UN last year declared Somalia to be a state recovering from decades of conflict and militancy, but there is still a lot to be done for stability in the country.

Nicholas Kay, the Former UN special representative for Somalia, said last year that the Horn of African nation has  managed to show signs of gradual recovery from uncertainty, adding, however, that there is still lots of work to be done for the country to become a fully stable nation.

“The country in the past two-three years has come together quite significantly. It is both politically stable and developed as well,” Kay stated, adding that Somalia’s most frightening name in militancy, the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab group, will not succeed in undermining the country’s ongoing progress toward stability.

Somalia’s weak U.N.-backed government is struggling to rebuild the country but insecurity caused mainly by al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida-linked, remains its greatest challenge.