peace conference for Somali is well under its way to establish
a new government for the war-torn country as the delegates
participating the meeting have solved the most difficult tasks
of reconciliation among themselves.
th last face of the meeting on Saturday, Djibouti President
Ismail Omar Ghelleh said the heaviest task of reconciling
the Somali tribes is now over and recognition for the would-be-born
government is already in hand.
praised delegates to the meeting, which began on May 2, for
their tireless efforts to reach a consensus over the sharing
of the delegates to represent each clan in the political face
of the meeting which began last Thursday.
tribe was given 160 delegates to choose among its ambitious
leaders for the decision making of how the forthcoming government,
parliament, president and prime minister would be like.
have been hailed by the Somalis and the international community
as a whole, Ghelleh said, noting that unlike earlier times,
the international community is now united in supporting the
about those armed faction leaders who did not attend the meeting,
Ghelleh said, as a sponsor of the meeting on behalf of the
regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development, he has
sent invitations both orally and in written form to them.
been given enough time and now the tolerance is over and they
can no longer hold Somalia's destiny hijacked for them any
more, the Djibouti president said.
that these politicians don't have confidence in themselves
to stand before the people because they know what they have
done to the public, Ghelleh said.
Ghelleh was careful enough not to mention any of the names
of such faction leaders as Mohamed Hajji Ibrahim Egal of Somaliland,
Hussein Mohamed Aidid, Mohamed Qanyareh Afrah, Abdullahi Yussuf
Ahmed and Osman Ali Atto.
public of Somalia has expressed strong support for the Djibouti
conference, eagerly looking forward to seeing a government
for their country once and for all after ten ruthless and
analysts observed that the forthcoming government has formidable
obstacles before it in terms of the economy and the general
infrastructure in the country.
armed faction leaders opposing to it are also trying to sabotage
its implementation using all possible means they can afford
including armed confrontations, they said.
meeting, the 13th effort during the past ten years for the
research of a government for Somalia, was attended by over
900 delegates including 100 women representing the various
communities of the country.
in Somalia had held 12 meetings trying to reach an agreement
in this aspect but all of the attempts failed and some even
ended in catastrophic armed confrontations.