IGAD welcomes the outcome of the 4-6 February meeting in Mogadishu between the Federal Government of Somalia and Regional Federal States.
We are very encouraged by the establishment of a Consultative Forum bringing together the Federal Government and regional governments to work together to deliver the critical political and security milestones required to achieve Vision 2016.
We believe that this Forum provides the right framework for delivering concrete action in the fight against Al Shabaab, the integration of Somali forces and development of Somali security structures, the Constitutional Review, and New Deal implementation.
We pledge our support to this important initiative and stand ready to work with the Consultative Forum and National Security Committee once it is established.
We continue to look forward to the rapid conclusion of the Cabinet formation process by Somali institutions.
IGAD Special Envoy to Somalia
H.E Amb. Mohamed Abdi Affey
February 7, 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia