Monday, Dec 18, 2017

14-11-2017, Galkacyao, Somalia: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)  through  its  Special  Mission  to  Somalia  (SMS) has  organized  a  two-day Consensus  Building  Preparatory  workshop  for  peace-building  and  the implementation of the different ceasefire and peace agreements signed between Puntland and Galmudug Administrations over Galkacyo disputes. The workshop ended today in Galkacyo, Somalia.

The workshop brought together Governors and Mayors of Puntland and Galmudug regions separately with their respective peace committees to jointly discuss and recommend a roadmap to bring a lasting peace to the two regions. The representatives from the Federal Government of Somalia, Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation, the IGAD Special Mission to Somalia, and the Governor of each region chaired the meeting Jointly. The participants recommended the way forward and expressed the needs for the Federal Government, IGAD, and the International Community to sustain and build peace among the two regions.

IGAD reaffirms its commitment to continuously work with the Federal Government as well as with the Puntland and the Galmudug Administrations to find a lasting solution to the disputes that have often led to violent conflicts with negative ramifications for humanitarian, economic and social cohesion. IGAD calls upon Puntland and Galmudug  Administrations  to  proactively support  the  Peace  Committees  to  fully engage   in   the   upcoming   peace-building   efforts.   Further,   IGAD   thanks   the international community for rendering critical support to the process.

IGAD remains committed to supporting the Federal Government of Somalia in its mandate to build peace, security, and stability in Somalia.

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