Agenda

Monday 16 September

  1. Welcome address (10:00-10:30)
    Venue: Europe Room, Egmont Palace

    1. Introductory words by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP);
    2. Introductory words by H.E. Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia;
    3. Opening speech by H.E. Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.
  2. Political vision: A new political order (10:30-11:45)

    Chairs: Catherine Ashton, HR/VP and Ms. Fawzia Yusuf Adam, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia;
    Venue: Europe Room, Egmont Palace

    1. Introductions by Chairs;
    2. Keynote speech by H.E. Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, on political progress and future vision for Somalia;
    3. Interventions;[/i]
    4. Chairs' Conclusions.

      Coffee break
  3. Re-building Somalia’s social and economic foundations (12:00-13:30)

    Chairs: Mr Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development, Mr Mohamud Hassan Suleiman, Minister of Finance and Planning of the Federal Government of Somalia, and Mr Makhtar Diop, Vice President of the World Bank for the Africa region
    Venue: Europe Room, Egmont Palace

    1. Introductions by Chairs;
    2. Keynote speech by Mr Mohamud Hassan Suleiman, Minister of Finance and Planning of the Federal Government of Somalia, on Aid Architecture;
    3. Keynote speech by Dr. Maryan Qasim, Minister for Human Development and Public Services of the Federal Government of Somalia on the socio-economic re-construction and development priorities of the Compact;
    4. Presentation by Mr Christian Friis Bach, Minister of Development Cooperation of Denmark and co-chair for the International Dialogue on Peace and State building (IDPS) on the New Deal process and wider participation and importance of Compact;
    5. Interventions;
    6. Chairs' Conclusions.
  4. Lunch for Heads of Delegations (13:30-14:45)
    Venue: Hall of Mirrors, Egmont Palace
  5. Establishing the rule of law and security (15:00-16:30)

    Chairs: Catherine Ashton, HR/VP, Mr Abdulhakim Haji Mohamud, Minister of Defence of the Federal Government of Somalia;
    Venue: Europe Room, Egmont Palace

    1. Introductions by Chairs;
    2. Keynote speech by Mr Abdulhakim Haji Mohamud, Minister of Defence of the Federal Government of Somalia, on the security and rule of law sectors of the Compact;
    3. Interventions;
    4. Chairs' Conclusions.
  6. Closing session: Endorsement of the Compact and follow up (16:30-17:15)
    Venue: Europe Room, Egmont Palace

    Closing speeches inviting endorsement of the Compact and follow-up:

    • Catherine Ashton, HR/VP;
    • H.E. Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia;
    • H.E. Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
  7. Press conference (17:30-18:00)
    Venue: Library, Egmont Palace

    1. Speeches by H.E. Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP);
    2. Q & A session.