Our development agenda is premised on SFGs-Somali FM

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Somalia has developed an inclusive, people-oriented and implementable national development plan which will serve as a blueprint for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the time frame, Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdusalam Hadliyeh.

Earlier this year, Somali government  launched 2030 development agenda-SDGs with giving priority to the goals such as goal one of poverty elimination and goal seven of clean energy.

Speaking at the general debate of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, Hadliyeh underscored that no one nation, no matter how big or powerful, can address global climate change, terrorism, poverty or mass population displacement on its own.

He said Somalia is committed to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“In this age of globalization, interconnectivity and interdependence, there is a duty on us all to work even more closely together to protect and advance the common interests of all mankind,” said Minister.

The Minister highlighted that, with the support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the nation has made significant inroads against Al-Shabaab, and over the past four years, key towns and cities have been regained. Now, the terrorist group controls less than 10 per cent of territory in the country.

He noted that his country recognized the importance of peacebuilding to address and respond to the international refugee crisis that it appreciated the contributions that migrant workers make to their new and old homes through remittances and cultural exchanges that are vital to promote tolerance.

Somali government is fighting with armed groups including Al-shabaab which wants to topple the western backed Somali government.

The group has been carrying out deadly attacks on the government institutions, military bases and  hotels which frequented by the government and UN officials for the past five years.

Al-Shabaab vowed to disrupt Somalia’s upcoming elections  which will be participated 14,025 Somali delegates.

The group’s spokesperson,Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage said in an audio warned  Somalia’s traditional elders against taking part in upcoming elections.

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