Somali President “Conflict in Taleh should be solved through dialogue, reconciliation and peaceful means
Mareeg.conm-Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia today calls upon all concerned stakeholders to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Taleh district and said, “Conflict in Taleh should be resolved through dialogue, reconciliation and peaceful means. The Federal Government of Somalia is ready to assist all concerned stakeholders in the area to find a lasting solution to the conflict. We need to protect our citizens and to find a solution to the historic conflict in the area.”.
The President continued: “I am very much concerned by the renewed conflict in Taleh. Our people are tired of conflict and chaos and we all need to work together so that all such conflicts can be resolved through peaceful means. Our culture is so rich when it comes to finding solutions to conflicts, such as our tradition of our elders sitting under the trees to find a ‘win-win’ solution to a problem. “.
The President said, “It is very unfortunate to see a renewed and unnecessary conflict breaking out, one which results in civilian casulaties. We want our people to enterinto a dialogue to decide their future. Only through this approach can we be comparable with our counterparts around the world. This way we can protect our civilians and bring about the return of the dignity and pride that are key elements of our culture. We can only achieve that if we show political maturity, compromise and respect and protect the security of our citizens.”. The government’s policy is that we should resolve all disputes through peaceful means and reconcile with all key stakeholders. That in turn will allow us to implement good governance and accountability and to achieve our vision of holding fair and free elections in 2016.” END
Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow)
Senior Advisor & Spokesperson to the President of Somalia