Mogadishu, 18 January 2018 – The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States congratulate the Federal Member State of Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) for concluding the agreement endorsed in Dhusamareb today which paves the way for the establishment of a unified Galmudug administration. The international partners also congratulated Galmudug President Ahmed Duale Ghelle “Xaaf” and ASWJ leader Sheikh Shakir for their commitment to reconciliation and unity, and the efforts to build an inclusive and stable Federal Member State in Galmudug.
1. 01 December 2017, Djibouti: Clingendael Academy facilitated a workshop in Djibouti in support of the negotiation process between the administration of the state of Galmudug, part of the Federal State of Somalia, and Ahlul Sunna Wal Jamaa. The workshop was conducted by Clingendael and the Somalia Stability Fund under the auspices of IGAD and the Federal State of Somalia from 27th to 30th November 2017. The goal of the Workshop was to take the participants through negotiation best practices with practical references aimed at successful reconciliation.
14-11-2017, Galkacyao, Somalia: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) through its Special Mission to Somalia (SMS) has organized a two-day Consensus Building Preparatory workshop for peace-building and the implementation of the different ceasefire and peace agreements signed between Puntland and Galmudug Administrations over Galkacyo disputes. The workshop ended today in Galkacyo, Somalia.