April 14, 2002
Abdi Ulusso, Envoy to
and UN and spokesperson for USC/SSA in North
Dr. Abdi Ulusso, Envoy to
Canada and UN
and spokesperson for USC/SSA in North America
, today announced Muddullood’s position of upcoming peace
conference in Nairobi
to reach a common goal to move forward to end
the Somali conflict.
meeting which is scheduled sometime in late April or later,
in my opinion it is too early to hastily form a government
in Somalia and without realistic discussions of the many issues
facing Somalia. As the spokesperson for USC/SSA, we must make
sure that every effort is made to find a solution to do the
following problems as a precondition, before any government
is hastily formed but not limiting the efforts to these alone.
These are”, said Dr. Ulusso.
The City of Mogadishu
(problems associated with the Capital of Somalia).
The Administrative Regions & Districts created
by the former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.
The Breakaway Regions in the North '
The problems of Upper Juba
(Kismayo) which became a battle ground for foreign invaders.
The Arte group 'TNG' and its links to international
The External Forces Factor blocking any solution
to the Somali problem.
embark upon political process in order to put in place a political
structure at this time would be contra productive. More to
the point any dialogue in Somalia, even though the target
should be the formation of a broad-based national unity government,
should start at intra-clan level to address controversial
issues, encouraging inter-clan dialogue and harmony; and in
turn make a smooth progress to address the issues of resource
along the clan partition”, Dr. Ulusso.
current proposal to setup a broad based government in the
South and only then Somaliland and “the former Italian territory
of Somalia” should have discussions about their future relationship
is also unacceptable, because it will further complicate any
option for a negotiated dialogue to resolve all conflicts
in other regions of the country; denying factors entering
into the equation which will have a positive effect in the
quest for a just and durable peace”, said Dr. Ulusso.
“The Arte meeting
was not complete because major factional leaders and autonomous
regions of Puntland and Somaliland
didn’t participate. Therefore, this time there shouldn’t be
any pretenses for them not attend the upcoming meeting in
Nairobi or any other conference, to address any concerns they
might have and bring all their concerns to the negotiating
table and we should avoid any quick relaxation of the rules
designed to hastily form a government, such as the Arte has
been”, Dr. Ulusso.