Posted by: africanpressorganization | 20 August 2008

Somalia / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 


 

Somalia / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 20, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Under the mediation of Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, the Transitional Federal Government and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia yesterday agreed to cease all armed confrontation between them.  They also agreed to refrain from inflammatory statements and to create a follow-up mechanism to effect this agreement.

 

These were among a number of measures adopted by the parties as part of the terms of reference for the implementation of the Djibouti Agreement.  The UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) says that they also discussed practical ways of making the agreement a reality.

 

This was the first meeting of the high-level committee and the joint security committee of the Djibouti Agreement.  It was attended by representatives from the African Union, the European Union, and the League of Arab States, among others.

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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