- Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein yesterday presented a new transitional government line-up to lawmakers in Baidoa for endorsement.
The lawmakers are expected to hold a confidence in their next session.
Speaking on the occasion, Hussein expressed the transitional government's recognition of all Somalis, irrespective of their tribe or political affiliation.
He also unveiled an extract of his government's new policies and strategies aimed at engaging its opponents on dialogue. Hussein said the Somali government believes in securing peace with the opposition so as to end the country's long-running insurgency.
“We will focus on security, reconciliation and facilitating humanitarian aid to those in need," he said.
The Prime Minister handed the policy document on peace strategies to parliamentarians for careful perusal and endorsement.
Somalia had been without an effective government since 1991. The country has since found itself at the centre of conflicts that cost huge loss to life and property as well as displaced over a million people.
The country's Interim President, Abdoullahi Yusuf, was last week flown to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for treatment. This happened after he had collapsed in Baidoa, the seat of the government.
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