First Preparatory Meeting for HLPF İstanbul was held in Ankara on 23-24 November 2015

First Preparatory Meeting for HLPF İstanbul was held in Ankara on 23-24 November 2015.

A technical planning meeting to prepare the third Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum for Somalia was held in Ankara on 23-24 November 2015.

Representatives from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Government of Somalia, the US and UK Governments, as well as from the UN and other international organizations were present at the meeting.

Participants deliberated in detail on focus topics for the HLPF meeting to be held in İstanbul 23-24 February 2015, including political, security, economic and development issues. Various logistical and administrative issues of the HLPF İstanbul were also discussed.

Participants decided to hold a second preparatory meeting in January 2016 just before HLPF İstanbul.