UNOPS Executive Director visited Mogadishu

8 Oct 2014

UNOPS Executive Director visited Mogadishu

Mogadishu – The Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Grete Faremo visited Mogadishu today to reiterate the UN’s commitment to its various development projects in Somalia.

During the one-day visit to the Somali capital, the UNOPS Executive Director met with key Somali government officials including Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

UNOPS is a UN agency that provides project management, procurement and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations.

“It was a fruitful meeting. It covered the priorities of the Somali government and plans on how to put them into action. There were important aspects upon which we agreed including politics, security, judiciary as well as areas of economic development. The meeting ended on a very good note,” said Said Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia’s Minister for Planning and International Cooperation.

Speaking after her meeting with the Prime Minister, Faremo said UNOPS is working with several branches of the Federal Government of Somalia.

"UNOPS have been working together with a lot of ministries, on several projects for many years and we are here to support the very important development efforts. UNOPs can provide good advice in all the important work that now is going on to strengthen the political institutions, security and justice sector and we are looking forward to continue this strong cooperation,” she said.

Ms. Grete Faremo was appointed UNOPS Executive Director in May this year.