Minister for constitutional affairs Mr Saalah Ahmed Jama’a hosted the newly appointed UN Envoy to Somalia Mr James Swan.
The minister briefed the UN envoy on the progress made on constitutional review and the current efforts being undertaken to complete the constitutional review process. He assured the Government’s commitment to completing the process.
Mr. Saalah said the constitution review is almost over and the only task remaining is to address areas that require consultation with different section of the government and the public.
The minister said the main aim of the government is to achieve a federal and democratic Somalia that’s clear on the structure and role.
The UN envoy Mr James Swan on his part thanked the minister for the warm reception and praised the progress made on the constitutional review process. He assured the minister that his office and that of the United Nation in General will continue its support for the constitutional review process. He said his office will continue the support until all parties reach a consensus on the review process and a final unifying constitution is achieved.
The constitutional minister also met in his office the director of UNDP Somalia Mr. Jocelyn Mason, they discussed improving the cooperation between the two offices.
UNDP is currently undertaking many development projects in Somalia including the constitutional review.