Religious leaders from Europe gave their full support to the process of developing a universal code on holy sites during the annual meeting of the European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) in Istanbul 28th of April.
“If the international community really wants Somalia’s transitional government to be successful they must support the weak coalition government to a far greater degree. After spending several days with seven ministers from the Somali, we clearly see how important it is that not only non-governmental organizations working in the area receive more support, but also the government”, says the special advisor at the Oslo Center, Øistein Mjærum.
Next week, representatives from the Oslo Center will be travelling to the Horn of Africa to assist and advise members of Somalia`s coalition government.
The Oslo Center is, in partnership with the NDI, working with Somalia’s new and broad coalition Government to develop its central leadership and decision-making structures.