adviser to Djibouti's President, Mr. Osman Ahmed Yusuf, informed
the Somali community that the preparation for Djibouti's conference
is going as planned.
interviewed by journalists in Mogadishu the senior adviser
to President Gue'lleh stated that "a great deal of work lies
ahead, but the Somali across all segments of the Somali society
are prepared to move forward.
committed their good faith and good will to this conference,
their focus is on rebuilding this nation, and it is our moral
obligation to assist in any way we can our Somali brothers."
the past few days Mr. Yusuf has held various meetings with
the civil organizations, intellectuals, Islamic organizations,
clan elders and the business community in Mogadishu.
went further in his speech to the Somali journalists by saying
"They all have accepted the program put forward by President
Guell'leh that is to put an end to the clan warfare that has
destroyed much of Somalia.They
all expressed to me their willingness to move forward and
reconcile once the entire Somali nation."
business community appealed to all Somali to cooperate in
the rebuilding of the country. Various elements representing
the different groups of civil organizations were invited to
the conference in Djibouti.
are to depart from the different parts of Somalia and abroad
in the next
few days toward Djibouti. Amongst the invitees to the conference
is Mrs. Liin Hassan Mohamed.
is part of the large Somali business community currently in
the United Arab Emirates that is actively participating in
the current dialogue.
her high hopes for the conference. When interviewed she said:
"This is the best opportunity that we as Somalis have to rebuild
our nation. It
is time that we focus on how to stop the suffering of our
people and do our part to provide a better future for our
current and future generations."