Somalia’s international partners on Saturday welcomed the opening of the reconciliation conference in the central region of Galmudug in pursuit of democratic governance.
In a joint statement issued in Mogadishu, the foreign envoys from UN, EU and African Union stressed the importance of an inclusive reconciliation process as an essential step towards the holding of state elections in Galmudug.
“We welcome the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders to an inclusive reconciliation process and commend the efforts of the Prime Minister as well as the Galmudug state and community leaders to bring all the communities together for this event,” the envoys said.
The Galmudug reconciliation conference which kicked off in the Dhusamareb town is expected to discuss the formation of an inclusive government in the state.
The conference event is a precursor to the region’s parliamentary and presidential elections and the formation of a unified Galmudug.
The envoys welcomed the agreement to join in the conference by delegates who traveled to Dhusamareb following the conclusion of their deliberations in Hobyo.
“We express our hope that the dialogue is fruitful, and that the Conference lays the foundation for a unified and stable Galmudug state,” said the envoys.