UK’s Development Minister meets with Somalia president
Bengt Nilsson believes Sweden should not contribute to the conflicts in southern Sudan by sending aid money which can be used to buy weapons.
In an article he wrote for the Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter, Nilsson claims that the government of Sweden is using taxpayer money “to release funds for arms purchases in southern Sudan.”
Sweden is making the same mistake it did in sponsoring armed conflicts in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda and the Swedish people should not accept that their money is used by governments to wage war, he added.
Written based on his book Sweden
UK Minister Mitchell praised the Somali government and its people for their courage and commitment to fight against Al-Shabaab and progress in debt relief through economic reforms.