DOHA, Feb 21st,2003(KUNA),
Somali President Abdikassim Salad Hassan on
Thursda voiced support for holding an extraordinary Islamic summit to
discuss the current circumstances in the light of the US intention to strike
Iraq, in case the Iraqi government insisted on not complying with
Salad, who is visiting Qatar, told KUNA he discussed with the Amir of Qatar
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani the regional and international developments
and the situation in the Gulf region, and tackled the results of the Arab
League Foreign ministers meeting.
The president asserted Somalia was against striking Iraq; however he called
on the Iraqi government to show full abidance by UN resolutions, so as not to
give reasons for any party to wage a war.
Regarding internal affairs, Salad said he was looking forward to form a
National Unity government before the end of next August, highlighting
stability prevailing in the country currently.
Salad denied any existence of Al-Qaeda network in his country, and invited
any party suspicious to visit Somalia to make sure that.
He also called on the Arab League to increase their support to his country.