UN,EU and IGAD welcomes reconciliation in Kismayo,Somalia
Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- The United Nations, European Union (EU) and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) welcomed the agreement by Col. Barre Adan Shire (Barre Hirale) to participate in a reconciliation process and for his irregular armed militia to present themselves for screening and potential integration into the Somali National Army (SNA) with the support of the Federal Government of Somalia.
“We welcome this agreement between Col Barre Hiiraale and the Interim Jubba Administration brokered by the Federal Government of Somalia. It is an important step forward in the path towards peace- and state-building for all Somalis. We stand ready to support a reconciliation conference in the coming weeks and urge all parties to engage in constructive consultation and reconciliation involving all stakeholders, ensuring that the interests of all communities are protected. Somalia’s international partners remain committed to supporting the nation’s peace and state-building agenda”.