Somalia and Sweden sign MoU on diplomatic staff training

November 2, 2019 (AO) – Somali diplomats will benefit from capacity development and training from the Swedish government’ peace and security agency Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) following a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

The MoU signed Sunday between Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Isse Awad and Swedish ambassador to Somalia Staffan Tilander will see officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acquire skills and knowledge from the FBA.

The Ministry of Affairs said in a statement the FBA will conduct training and research programmes in Somalia on peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

The training will be conducted at the Somali Diplomatic Institute which will be opened today by President Mohamed Farmaajo in Mogadishu.

The Director General of FBA Mr. Sven-Eric Söder signed the memorandum to promote a multidimensional strategic partnership between the two friendly countries.

According to information on its website, the FBA offers training and advice and conduct research in order to strengthen peacebuilding and statebuilding, and we grant funds to civil society organizations working with peace and security.