Somalia President Informs Sool Traditional Elders to Hold Peace Talk with Somaliland
The president of Somalia Mr.Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has unequivocally confirmed his stance on the war between the government of Somaliland and militants aligned to traditional elders fighting in Sool region.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud reiterated his view after meeting the traditional elders from Sool region of Somaliland who had visited him in Villa Somalia. The head of state told the traditional elders that he cannot interfere in Somaliland internal affairs.
The president of Somalia told the traditional elders to hold talks with Somaliland government for peace to reign in Sool.
He stated Sool region is in Somaliland and only that government can restore peace to the region.
The traditional elders who met president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud are Garaad Jama Garaad Ismael, Garaad Abdirizaq Garaad Soofe, Garaad Abdisalaam Hassan,Ugaas Mohamud Ugaas Abdillahi and Sultan Mustafe Awseed.
Somalia head of state pledged to help in the peace process.
Sool region traditional elders with assistance from militants with links to Alshabab, the terror group fighting in Somalia, started fighting Somaliland army in Las Anod town.
Another actor in the war of Las Anod is a tribal militia sponsored by the Puntland administered region of Somalia.
The government of Somaliland has revealed that Sool region is part and parcel of its territory and those instigating the war in Las Anod have links to terror groups.
By: Guled Abdi Mahir