HARGEISA(Somalilandpress)–Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Mohamed Abdilaahi Omar has announced the decision reached by the government of Somaliland to pull out of the upcoming talks with the Transitional Government of Somalia which were to be held in London soon, we also denounce the tactics deployed by TFG President which are meant to undermine and hijack the Talks.
Hon Mohamed Abdilaahi Omar said the government of Somaliland has official pulled out of the upcoming talks with TFG of President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed which were to be held London in August in accordance with the requirements set by the London conference so as to
agree practical outcome. The Somaliland foreign minister said the reason we are pulling out of this talks is because it has became clear to us that the TFG President Sheik Sharif is not interest in form of talks, we on the other hand were committed to negotiate with them to expedite process, but it came clear to us when he added two more members to the previous team of seven elevating TFG negotiators to a 9 member team contrarily surpassing the maximum five required.
Hon Mohamed said this talks are doomed to fail he added, the simple fact of appointing the two negotiators who are originally from Sool and Sanaag regions of Somaliland proves it is pointless having any form of dialogues with the TFG hence meaningless as negotiating stand
to fail and also contradicts the very principles in which we agreed to engage in this talks in the first place.
Somaliland was not only obligated to participate in the conference and spearhead a vigorous campaign to end Somalia’s carnage, but also Somaliland has the opportunity to put its case for independence in front of the world. Forty nations including Somaliland were invited in the conference, hence a golden opportunity for Somaliland to push its quest for an International recognition, while finding a lasting solution for Somalia, echoing across the conference hallway its [Somaliland] success to achieving a lasting peace and establishing democratic institutions.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Reported by Goth Mohamed, Somalilandpress, Hargeisa