Danish government pledges to support Somalia against terror
Danish government has donated 19 million kroner to the Somali army and the AMISOM forces battling Al Qaida linked Somali militant group Al Shabaab.
The aid for the Somali national army and AMISOM will go towards civilian activities such as food, transport, fuel, tents and medical supplies to help a nation that has suffered two decades of civil war, poverty, piracy and terror.
Danish government has also pledged to support Somalia with 200 million kroner of aid a year from 2015-2017 and is planning to strengthen the national judicial system and ensure that upwards of one million more Somali children go to school.
Danish trade and development minister, Mogens Jensen who visited Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday has said building new and peaceful Somalia is essential to improve security.
Jensen met with the Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud his cabinet members, civil society organizations, UN representatives and the commander of the African Union troops (AMISOM) stationed in the war-torn country.
Jensen’s visit was part of a greater trip to eastern Africa region to keep up with Danish interests in the area.