President arrives in Turkey for second Istanbul conference on Somalia

Thursday 31st May 2012

President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Istanbul, Turkey for the second Istanbul Conference on Somalia.

The Conference, which is being held at the Istanbul Congress Centre under the theme “Preparing Somalia’s Future: Goals for 2015, is being attended by representatives of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations donors, Somalis and International private sector, civil society groups, women’s groups, youth and members of the Diaspora.

The conference, will among other things, discuss various issues under the partnership forum including Energy, Water, Roads, Resilience etc.

The conference will be addressed by The Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and the President of the Somali Republic, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed Sharif.

President Museveni, who is accompanied by his wife who is also Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni, was received at Ataturk International Airport by the Governor of Istanbul, Huseyin Avni Mutlu, the Mayor, Kadir Topbas and other government dignitaries including the Minister of Defence, Crispus Kiyonga, the Minister of State for International Affairs, Okello Oryem, Uganda’s Consular Representative to Turkey, Dr. Mustafa Gunay, , and Major General Nathan Mugisha, Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to Somalia.

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