TFG President Sheikh Sharif and President of Somaliland Ahmed M. Mohamud Silanyo
Friday, March 09, 2012
President Sheikh Sharif of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) announced that he plans to appoint soon a committee responsible for talks with Somaliland, which has declared its secession from the rest of Somalia.
The President recalled that it is impossible to forget the central role Somaliland played in the liberation and unity of Somalia as it is also undeniable the present peace and political development prevailing in the area under its control.
“The TFG is ready to appoint as urgently as possible a committee in order to start a dialogue with our brothers of Somaliland, taking advantage of the presented opportunity,” President Sheikh Sharif said.
President Sheikh denied that his government is bent to destroy existing regional administrations. He continued saying that to the contrary, the Government supports their progress and unity, stressing his belief that the formation of regional administrations is a victory for Somalia.
Furthermore, President Sheikh Sharif said that his government rather than closing its door to anyone who has complain welcomes everyone who feels unfairness or exclusion. He added that it is the responsibility of the government t to search and work hard for any opportunity that can bring about the unity of all Somalia.
“These days the circulating rumors or stories that the TFG government is determined to destroy Puntland and Somaliland are baseless. We see the recognition of Khatumo State as an affair in the hands of Somalis, aimed at opening a dialogue among Somalis in order to live peace. We spoke our brothers (Somaliland and Puntland) that TFG’s agenda is for rebuilding and not for destroying,” President Sheikh Sharif said.
The President of Somalia made this statement at a ceremony for the celebration of March 8, the International Women’s Day, which took place in Mogadishu. He lauded the role and extraordinary contribution of Somali women in the social development.
It was few days ago when the President of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Silanyo) declared that his government will hold talks with TFG as a neighbor government.