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Minister of Labour and Social Affairs meets World Bank leaders in Washington DC

Washington DC (SONNA)- Somali minister for Labour and Social Affairs, Sadik Hirsi Warfa on Tuesday held meeting with World Bank Deputy president, Havez Ghanem in Washington DC of United States.

During the meeting the two officials discussed on the financial support of the bank and Social protection and jobs creation project.

The World Bank supported Social protection which is carried out by the ministry targets 200,000 families.

The projected is expected to reach 1.2 million people especially families from pastoral communities and IDPs.

"This meeting was fruitful, I thank the World Bank for its support to our country, I urged for the continuation of support of the bank until Somalia's debt is relieved and country becomes economic self reliance," the minister said.

Meanwhile, the minister participated in a Ministerial Panel discussion on Political Economy factors in Social Protection Reform and implementation which took place held in Washington DC.

During his visit to US, the minister is expected to meet with US officials and officials from donors.

Source: Somali National News Agency

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