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#Somalia : President Hassan Sheikh welcomes Peace Accord signed between Galmudug and Puntland

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Dec 2nd, 2015
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President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud welcomed the peace accord signed today (Wednesday) by both the president of Puntland State Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas and the President of Galmudug State Abdikarim Hussein Guled to end the bloody Conflict in Galkayo, the capital of Mudug province.

The presidents of Galmudug and Puntland shakes hands each other In front of the prime minister after signing the peace accord

The presidents of Galmudug and Puntland shakes hands each other In front of the prime minister after signing the peace accord

Somali president said in a press release in Somali language “We have to solve our problems through dialogue and fraternal understanding instead of guns and cannons.”

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the President acknowledges that this peace agreement is the first step in reversing the difficult political, economic situation, humanitarian and security catastrophe resulting from internal fighting in Galkayo.

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President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud calls upon the parties to adhere to the support implementation of key tasks in the Accord.

the President expresses his deep appreciation for the work of the Prime minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke in leading the mediation since the onset of the crisis, and commends the recently expanded efforts of UN,EU,IGAD and clan elders.

The first page of the agreement

The first page of the agreement

The second page of the agreement

The second page of the agreement

The peace accord signed between the two parties consists of four items, as follows:

1. comprehensive ceasefire.

2. keep away the warring militias from the city, to become a safe free of heavy weapons.

3- re-displaced people to their homes in collaboration with the federal government.

4 – to appoint a committee from the federal government and the provincial governments to end the crisis in Galkayo and to discuss lasting peace and cooperation between Galmudug and Puntland.

Galkayo city has seen two days of fierce clashes between armed militias belonging to two clans of Puntland and Galmudug, which led to the deaths of 30, mostly civilians, and displacing 40,000 people from their homes.

Galkayo, a divided city between the north,under the authority of Puntland ( Majeerteen Clan from Daarood tribe) and the south,under the authority of Galmudug ( Habargidir Clan from Hawiye tribe) .

It is worth mentioning that General Mohamed Farah Aidid agreed with Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed to calm the situation in Galkayo and peaceful coexistence among the population, after the collapse of the Somali central government in 1991.

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