Friday, May 25, 2012

Somali Leaders agree on ending transition in August


Somali signatories yesterday agreed to end the transition following three days of consultative meeting in Addis Ababa. The meeting was hosted by the African Union and facilitated by the office of the UN Special Representative for Somalia.
It was attended by the signatories of the process for ending the transition including President of the Transitional Federal Government, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden, Prime Minister of TFG, Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, President of Puntland State, Abdirahaman Mohamed Mohamud, President of Galmudug State, Mohamed Ahmed Aalim, Representative of Ahlu Sunnah Wal-Jama'a, Khaliif Abdulkadir Moalim Noor, and the UN Special Representative for Somalia Dr.Ambassador Augstine Mahiga.

The signatories of the roadmap received final draft copies of the draft constitution which is subjected to a constitutional review by a technical committee. They harmonized and incorporated the written submissions of the signatories into the final draft.
Prime Minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali told journalists that the discussion was held in a friendly environment and the deliberations came to a successful conclusion with a communique. “Ultimately, the signatories have shown that they are committed to end the transition in time to take Somalia to the next level and to bring it to the community of nations,” said the Premier.

The President of the TFG on his part said that he is delighted to be successful in redrawing the roadmap and timetable to end the transition and that the signatories reached agreement to work closely.
According to the timetable, the transition will end August 20, 2012 by electing the President of the New Federal Parliament. (ERTA)

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