March 17, 2016: Following the recent inter and intra-clan reconciliation peace agreement reached on March 16, 2016 in Kismayo, Somalia, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) takes this opportunity to welcome and congratulate the Federal Government of Somalia and the Jubaland people and their leaders for this historical achievement.
We note that this is a milestone towards achieving peace for Somalia and the region.
We acknowledge all the efforts of Jubaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam in the peace building process.
IGAD is also proud to be associated with the peace-building process and its outcomes. IGAD pledges to support the people and government of Somalia towards peace, security and development.
H.E Amb. Mohamed Abdi Affey
IGAD Special Envoy to Somalia
March 17, 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia