June 30, 2012 ·20 Comments
DUBAI — Somaliland President Ahmed Silanyo met Friday night with the chairman of the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) militants, amid peace negotiations between the two sides. It was the first time the President met the country’s largest separatist movement.
Following the meeting between Mr. Silanyo and Suleiman Isse Ahmed Kara popularly known as “Hagaltosie”, in Mina-Salaama Hotel in Dubai, a government press statement said the meeting was cordial and both sides agreed on a need to fast-track peace negotiations. Mr. Hagaltosie has greed to disarm his rebels and work with the government’s development agenda.
The President pointed out that the residents of the affected area deserve expected public services like the rest of their countrymen.
While both acknowledged development was the answer, Hagaltosie pledged to do his utmost best to curb militancy and bringing peace and stability to the Buhoodle region.
Mr Silanyo said the time for guns and violence in the region (Buhoodle and Sool) was over, and all efforts should now be directed towards development, reintegration and resettlement.
Presidential Spokesman Abdillahi Mohammed Dahir said Hagaltosie stressed that the area claimed by some separatists are part and parcel of Somaliland hence have same destiny as concerns integration and habitat.
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By goth Mohamed