Tehran,1st June 2003(IRNA)
Somalian Foreign Minister Yusuf Hassan Ibrahim
and his Iranian counterpart, Kamal Kharrazi, during a meeting here on
Friday discussed latest developments in Somalia and North Africa.
During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the 30th foreign
ministerial conference of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
(OIC), Yusuf Hassan Ibrahim gave a report on the results of efforts
taken to determine and work out a government acceptable to all
Somalia was plunged into tribal warfare and has not had a fully
recognized central government since Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled in
The minister pointed to the constructive role being played by the
Islamic Republic in the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC),
and called on the organization to help end the conflict in his country
by negotiating a government acceptable to all parties.
Kharrazi, for his part, expressed hope stability and security
will return to Somalia.
He also underscored the OIC's responsibility of helping Islamic
countries find a way out of their crises.
Meanwhile, Kharrazi held talks with Afghan Minister of State for
Foreign Affairs Mohammed Yahya Maroufi on Friday during which they
reviewed OIC affairs and relations among member states.