British Government Consultation on Somalia
London is the host for an international conference on Somalia this month. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, in a statement, said he was "convinced" the time was right to launch a concerted effort to encourage Somalia's development.
"We must try to change the dynamic in Somalia from one of inexorable decline to an upwards trajectory of gradually increasing stability and security, including human security," he said.
"We cannot turn Somalia around with one conference," he said.
Hague, during an early February visit to Mogadishu, said the British government was "actively" seeking to reopen its embassy "as soon as local circumstances permit."