Somalia government says it will not renew the “New Deal”

The Federal Government of Somalia has said it has no plans to renew the new deal initiative.

Speaking to the members of the media, planning and International cooperation minister Abdirahman Aynte said the government will not renew the project that is set to end on august this year.

Mr. Aynte however said a national development plan aimed at strengthening the capacity of state institutions take the position of the new deal plan in which regional states administrations will cooperate with central government in the implementation.

He added that planning ministry will consult regional state officials on how best to put into practice the national development project.

On 16 September 2013, the Somalia New Deal Conference, co-hosted by the European Union and Somalia, has been held in Brussels where the international community and Somalia endorsed the Somali Compact, pledged support to enable its implementation and re-commit to the Somali political process.

Since then the country received millions of dollars in aid in support.