INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WELCOME THE LAUNCH OF CONFERENCE TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF INTERIM CENTRAL REGIONS ADMINISTRATION

Mogadishu, 17 April 2015 – The United Nations, Inter-Governmental
Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union
Mission in Somalia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden,
Italy, Ethiopia, Uganda and Turkey have welcomed the launch of the
Adaado conference for the formation of an interim administration in the
central regions.

International partners commended the people of the central regions for
concluding the reconciliation conference in Dhusamareeb and for their
dedication and commitment to peace and stability in the country.

“This is another important step towards peace and state-building for
the people of the central regions, as well as all Somalis. While looking
forward to a successful outcome of the conference in Adaado, we urge the
people of the central regions to build their new administration on the
principles of reconciliation, consensus, and inclusivity,” said
International partners.

International partners congratulated President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
for his role in opening the conference on 16 April and encouraged all
participants in the Adaado conference to put aside personal interests
and differences to work together to promote peace and state-building in
the region.

International partners strongly urge all parties to engage in
constructive reconciliation to build the foundations of a stable interim
regional administration. Somalia’s international partners pledge their
support to ensure timely implementation of the outcomes of the
conference.

“International partners are grateful to the communities and authorities
of Himan and Heeb for hosting our visit on 15 April so we could engage
directly with many of the stakeholders. The visit was intended to
demonstrate our support and promote a spirit of compromise,” said
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay.

The agreement on central region state formation was signed in Mogadishu
on 30 July 2014, with all parties committing themselves to form an
inclusive administration. Since then, the parties to the agreement have
worked towards reconciliation and the political process of establishing
an interim administration in the central regions.

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