Somaliland: Khatumo Reconciliation Accord signed in Hargeisa


Dr Saad Ali Shire R and Mahmud Sheikh exchange Khatumo reconciliation Accords as Prof Ali Khalif C watches

Somalilandsun- Negotiations geared towards establish peaceful reconciliation between the government of Somaliland and Khatumo session movement have been successfully concluded
This was revealed during a joint press briefing in Hargeisa where the agreements were also divulged in a written statement verbatim below
Quote- From 6th to 16th June 2017 Khatumo and Somaliland reconciliation negotiators held closed sessions in Hargeisa towards final agreement
Negotiators were high ranking officials representing Somaliland and the Khatumo state and we hereby report that all the agreements reached during various phases of the reconciliation held in both Addis Ababa and Djibouti were incorporated in the below Khatumo reconciliation accord signed by Dr Saad Ali Shire for Somaliland and Mahmud Sheikh Omar Hassan for Khatumo
It was jointly concurred on imperatives of
1. Somaliland national unity
2. National inclusiveness
3. Peaceful Co-existence
4. National Development and
5. A united front in the defense of the country

The two sides and without any coercion agree
1. To jointly pursue final conclusion and subsequent implementation of peaceful reconciliation
2. Establish equality for all in the eyes of law in Somaliland based on Good governance and human rights that accede to Islamic tenets thus ensure that one clan is not perceived as guest to the other
3. Revise the constitution in order to facilitate legal stipulations for a quota system that avails all stakeholders access to political, judiciary and government representation as well public services at all levels in the country
4. Devolution of government from national, regional to district levels that fully empowers the various levels with a decentralized management and subsequent services provision and
5. For the next meeting to be held in Burao town on 10th July to finalize the Khatumo reconciliation and establish guidelines for and convene an all inclusive conference with participation by all stakeholders in the country
Signed by
Head of Somaliland negotiating team
Dr Saad Ali, foreign minister
Head of Khatumo negotiating team
Mahmud Sheikh Omar Hassan, speaker Khatumo parliament
Hargeisa Somaliland 16th June 2017
See below original Somali language Agreement
Original Somali language version of the Somaliland Khatumo reconciliation accord
Khatumo leader Prof Ali Khalif Galayd on the reconciliation agreement

Somaliland opposition UCID party leader Eng Feisal Ali warabe on the reconciliation agreement
Speaker Khatumo parliament Mahmud sheikh on reconciliation
Foreign minister Dr Saad Ali Shire