Leaders of Somali factions to meet with Gaddafi
Libya-Somalia, Politics, 3/11/2000
Somali factions on Friday announced that the leaders of the Somali groups will meet in the coming days in Tripoli with Libyan leader Moammar al-Gaddafi.
AFP said the meeting will include the strong leader of southern Mogadishu, Hussein Muhammad Aideed, and Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, president of the unilaterally-declared republic of Somalia, and the chairman of the so-called the self-rule area in Pontland, Abdullah Youssef Ahmad.
Several members of the capital Mogadishu consider that Gaddafi will try to convince leaders of the war leaders to join the Djibouti peace initiative.
In Addis Ababa, the foreign minister of Djibouti Ali Abdi Farah said on Thursday that countries members in the African unity organization unanimously back the plan advocated by the President of Djibouti Ismael Omar Guelleh to establish peace in Somalia.
Farah said that the plan was unanimously backed by the participants in the 71st ministerial council of the African unity organization in Addis Ababa.
The minister said "we want to give the word to the civil society."
Worthy mentioning that Guelleh plan which is backed by the UN also states to convene a national conference on reconciliation by the end of April in Djibouti and then to appoint a provisional national council, which, by itself by electing a provisional President to Somalia, which does not have a central government since 1991.
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