Swedish Government to supports Somalia in the statistic

Mogadishu-Somalia and Swedish Governments are working issues on general management of economics statistics, social statistics and dissemination of data based on the facts about Somalia as the country is going to establish National Statistics Agency soon.
Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr jamal Mohamed Hassan held talks with Swedish Delegation headed by Swedish Ambassador to Somalia, Mr. Andreas Von Uexkull on Monday here in Mogadishu and discussed key areas on our National Statistics and Swedish support to this area.

Direct General of Swedish Statistics Agency, Mr Joakim Stymne told that Swedish Government is expected to increase the support in general terms very much and in the area of statistics, hoping to continue this cooperation into the future.
“The discussion concerns the cooperation between Sweden and Somalia on the issue of developing assistance for developing National Statistics and we think this is very important that Somalia is taking in rebuilding its National Institutions after very difficult period”, Mr. Stymne said.
When asked Statistics Swedish has been in active and still active in some African countries like Burkina-Faso, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, South Africa and Somalia, how these specific countries were selected, he replied that it goes into Swedish selection of a country to cooperate with a judgment of whether Sweden has something to contribute to the country’s own development efforts.

“How we can support is very much dependent that the situation look very different in different countries if you have a country in conflict or post conflict that is very different”, Mr. Stymne stated.
“I think that Somalian statistics was actually seen number of years ago to be very good example for the region and I definitely think that good prospect of coming back to that area again, I think there are number of factors that support to this, I think one is very strong commitment from the Somalian authorities now to develop this and there is International and National frame-work for the production of good statistics”, He said.
Director General of Swedish Statistics Agency, Mr. Joakim Stymne expressed his appreciation and goodwill for establishing Somali National Statistics Agency.

“ We are thanking Swedish Government for supporting us in the statistics sector. Relation and cooperation between Somalia and Sweden began in 1973 and stopped in 1991 when the central government collapsed and re-started three years now,