Puntland newspaper 'Sahan' reported on Monday that the president
of Puntland had issued a circular waiving the ban imposed
by Puntland on people wishing to participate in the Somali
peace talks in Djibouti.
said the reason for the change in policy was not clear.
700 Somalis are taking part in the talks in Arta, Djibouti.
The negotiations are expected to last another month.