House of Lords
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
We secured senior attendance from the region, including: Ethiopia; Kenya; Tanzania; Djibouti; Uganda; and the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development. Representatives from Somalia included: the leaders of the transitional federal institutions; the mayor of Mogadishu; the presidents of Puntland and Galmudug; and representatives of Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaah. We welcomed the participation of the president of Somaliland, and the experience that Somaliland can provide of peacebuilding in the region.