Catherine Ashton travelled to Mogadishu on 27 August, where she met with Somali leadership including members of the new Federal Parliament, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Force Commander
Lieutenant General Gutti, and the United Nations Secretary General Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Mahiga.
As Somalia ends its eight-year transition period, the visit underlines the EU's commitment to contributing to better governance, development and security in the country.
Ashton also opened the EU's new field office in Somalia.
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