Somalia: Italy Offers 200 Million Euro for Somalia Reconstruction

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Italian government has pledged 286 million euro for rebuilding Somalia, Horseed Media reports.

The pledge was made at a conference held in Rome attended by the Prime of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Ali and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi.

Speaking at the end of the conference also attended by several ministers and other dignitaries from both sides, Mr Renzi stated that his government will play a crucial role in the reconstruction of Somalia.

He added that the money pledged will be used to construct roads, improving the agricultural sector, trade and revival of the economic sector.

Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid thanked the Italian government for the continuous immense support to the nation.

Since the collapse of the Central government in 1991, Italy, which once colonised some parts of Somalia, has been one of the few European nations that have provided significant support to the country in different areas.

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