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Country Policy Paper for Somalia 2018-2023 

The Danish vision and focus areas for Denmark's partnership with Somalia

Somalia has experienced significant progress the past years in terms of state-building and institutional and economic reforms. Somalia continues to face serious challenges, however, that contribute to instability in the Horn of Africa that directly affects Europe and Denmark. Accordingly, Denmark remain a committed partner to Somalia on its  course towards stability, peace and state building.


The country policy paper for Somalia implements the Danish government's Foreign and Security Policy Strategy as well as the vision in Denmark’s Strategy for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action “The World 2030”. It also contributes to Somalia’s achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The country policy paper for Somalia outlines the vision and strategic interests of Danish engagement in Somalia with the overall vision being:


to support the development of a stable, peaceful and resilient Somalia undergoing inclusive economic development, which can offer its citizens a positive future and where the government is able to exercise authority with the aim that the situation in Somalia no longer constitutes a threat to regional or international peace, security and welfare.


Read more about Denmark’s engagement in Somalia in the Country Policy Paper for Somalia 2018-2023 here.