House of Lords written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Viscount Waverley Viscount Waverley Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government who has been invited to attend the forthcoming London Somalia conference from Somalia and the Horn of Africa.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

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.

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