Somali political parties of Wadajir, Daljir, Kulan and Horusocod Communique on Brussels gathering
- Cognizant of the importance of stabilizing the political space, in fighting corruption, promoting transparency, and building an enabling environment for accountable, transparent and effective institutions and processes at all levels. We encourage the legislative and executive branches to accelerate the efforts in taking visible and consistent measures to protect the integrity and accountability of the management of public finances as well as to advance the legal and institutional framework to stamp out corruption, including through the timely adoption of the Law on the Anti-Corruption Commission and call on international community to support their efforts. We also urge the Federal Government of Somalia to declare any cash payment budgetary support by friendly countries.
- We express deep concerns about the escalation of tension in Tukaraq in the Sool region. We call on both the Somaliland and Puntland administration to immediately cease hostilities, engage in political dialogue and allow unconditional humanitarian access.
- We urge the FGS and Somaliland administration to resume dialogue as early as possible to seek a peaceful resolution to their differences. We call on Somalia’s leaders at federal and state levels to demonstrate a spirit of compromise, unity and brotherhood.
- We are gravely concerned of the Mogadishu stabilization forces known as (Xasilinta) as such force requires legislative act for its establishment and its existence clearly contradicts with article 126 of the provisional constitution. We equally, deplore the purported Peoples Defense Force (PDF) its existence is entirely unconstitutional and is merely established to intimidate and oppress freedom of expression and association
- Cognizant of the strategic direction for transition as set out in the Transition Plan, which defines transitions as the emergence of effective Somali security Institution, including in areas where AMISOM has not had a presence, as well as the gradual handover of responsibility from AMISOM towards increased Somali ownership for its citizens’ security. We welcome that this strategic approach not only includes military and policing activities, but is equally focused on reconciliation, stabilization, strengthening governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights, protection of civilians, including women and girls and prevention and countering of violent extremism. We are deeply concerned of the deferral of the Mogadishu Stadium handover to Somali security Forces to February 2019.
- WE underscore the urgency of an inclusive and gender responsive security sector and urge all security sector institution to expeditiously develop and launch their respective gender strategy as stipulated in the security Pact.
20. We welcome the FGS’s efforts to engage with leaders of armed groups and disengaged fighters who openly choose the path of peace and commitment to long-term reconciliation to eradicate the drivers of radicalization. And urge the FGS to continue its support in interim care, rehabilitation, release and community reintegration of defectors. In this regard, we urge that particular attention be paid to children associated with armed conflict who should be treated primarily as victims and provided the necessary support and care to be able to reintegrate into society.
- We commend the significant achievements by FGS and the FMS in recently reaching historical Fisheries Revenue Sharing, Petroleum, and Mining Agreements. We encourage the full implementation of these agreements, including the passing of necessary legislation and encourage transparent and accountable management of Somalia’s natural resources. These undertaking will enable Somalia’s economy to generate significant revenue.
- We encourage the FGS and FMS to engage in transparent and accountable management of Somalia’s natural resources for the benefit of all Somalis. We urge the Federal Government not to open up bid rounds and exploration licenses before the National Oil Company & petroleum authority is established as stipulated by the Somali petroleum law of 2008.
- We express our grave concern on violations of International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Principles, Human Rights Law and the protection of civilians, including women and young girls and boys throughout the territory and by all armed groups under their control. We deplore the basic human right violations by the FGS such as arrest and detention of politicians, extrajudicial killings of dissents, unlawful arrest and detention of innocent civilians. We commend on EU parliament resolution acknowledging on human right violations committed by the FGS as well as violations on freedom of expression, association and assembly.
CC: Somali Partner Forum Brussels 16-17 July 2018