The launch of the Corporation on 22 February 2012, held at the Westminster Jubilee Room, was hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Committee for Somalia-Somaliland, led by its Chairman, the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP and in the presence of the Minister for Africa, the Rt Hon Henry Bellingham MP.
Following this, on 4 September 2012, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Henry Bellingham MP remarked:
Attracting inward investment will help bring prosperity and stability . . . the Secretary of State for International Development has decided to provide a grant to support its operation.
For more information, the House of Commons Hansard can be read here: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm120904/text/120904w0001.htm