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Prime Minister David Cameron will praise Somalia's president for the work he has done to improve governance and tackle corruption in the country, and will ask international donors to support him to develop a "transparent" and accountable budget.
Opening the international peace conference on Somalia in London today, Cameron will say:
"We need to help Somalia develop a transparent and accountable government with an honest, accurate budget.
"Under the previous government Somalia struggled with endemic corruption. So I very much welcome the commitment to public accountability that President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has made and the plan he is setting out at this conference.
"For our part, I hope the international community can send a strong signal to the International Financial Institutions about the need to follow the World Bank's lead and help Somalia to deal with its debts and access the vital finance it needs."
David Cameron will warn today that failure to properly support the rebuilding of Somalia will lead to "terrorism and mass migration" from the region at today's international conference on the country in London.
Opening the conference Cameron will call for the international community to support the new government in pushing back al Shabaab Islamist militias. He will say:
Prime Minister David Cameron will co-host and international conference on building peace in Somalia today along with president Hassan Sheik Mohamud.
Almost 50 governments are expected to attend alongside a number of global bodies including the IMF and the World Bank.
The meting takes place a year on from the first such UK-hosted event and Cameron will hail the progress made so far.