President: Somalia is 'moving in the right direction'
7 May 2013 Last updated at 09:33 BST
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to host an international conference in London to help Somalia end more than two decades of conflict.
The conference will focus on rebuilding its security forces and tackling rape - a largely taboo subject in Somalia.
The BBC's Mary Harper spoke to Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who said that he expects the world to view Somalia through "different lenses" at the conference.