(Waridaad) - Waxaa Arbacadii, 4/04/07 6:30 galabnimo waraysi ay BBc-da qaybta English-ku ay la yeelatay Raymond Johansen oo ka soo jeeda dalka Norway ahna ninka hadda hogaaminaya Somali Contact Group*, hadaba waraysigaa oo su'aalo laga waydiinayey arimaha Somalia ayaan fursad u helay inaan su'aal ka weydiiyo qadiya Somaliland iyo waxa ka hortaagan inay ictiraaf hesho.
Hadaba su'aasha aan weydiiyey oo u dhignayd "maxaa marka aanu dalkayagii dejinay(Somaliland), dhisnay ku soo dabaalnay dimuqraadiyad aad wax noola qaban weydeen oo ictiraaf baanu u baahanahaye lanoo aqoonsan waayey, xagga Somaliana iyagoo wax qasaya, wax dilaya,wax dhacaya oo dalka oo dhami uu fawdo yahay aad malaayiin dollars oo ah cashuurta laga uruuriyo mujtamaca reer galbeedka aad ugu burburinaysaan indhahana uga maranaysaan xaqiiqada dhabta ah ee ka jirta Somaliland?
Jawaabta su'aashaydaasi waxay noqotay inuu MP Raymond Johansen iigu jawaabo sidan hoose.
"Ictiraafi mayno Somaliland, Wasiirka arimaha dibedda ee Somalia (Ismaaciil Buubaa) wuxuu ka soo jeedaa Somaliland, waanuna wada hadalnay waxaana jirta in hadii aanu ictiraafno Somaliland ay dagaalo ka dhacayaan sidaas daraadeed deeq mashaariic ah oo aanu siino mooyaane ma ictiraafayno, laga yaabee beri dambe marka aanu meeshan (Somalia) dejinno in aduun weynuhu uu talo kale ka yeesho Somaliland".
Hadaba shacbiyohow reer Somaliland , waxaan soo taabtay guntii oo ah inaan diyaar loo ahayn in Somaliland loo aqoonsado dal madax banaan ee la inala sugayo inta ay soo kala miirmayso Somalia.
Hadaba maxaa talo ah ee inala gudboon shacab ahaan.
Anigu shakhsiyan talo qodob baan meel dhigay oo ah
In aynu u diyaar garawno colaad lama huraan ah oo inagaga soo socota Somalia , oo aynu u qalab urursanno.
Waxaan mar kale ka codsanayaa shacbi weynaha Somaliland inay toosaan oo ku khasbaan labada gole ee Guurtida iyo Parliament-ku inay arintan sare gorfeeyaan oo ka soo saaraan goaano wax ku ool ah ileen waynu ognahay itaalka xukuumadeenna oo ilaa iminka aanan fahmin meesha ay inagu waddo.
Hore ayaa xukuumadeena loogala quustay inay soo qaban qaabiso shir weyne qaran oo lagu gorfeeyo duruufaha qalafsan ee inagu soo waajahan oo aan hubo inaynaan gafayn colaad inagaga timaada Somalia.
Gunaanadkii waxaan mar labaad shicibka iyo golayaashaba kula talinayaa in hurdada laga tooso oo aan waxba lagu halayn xukuumadeena xataa awoodi kari weydey inay af ugu hiiliso mujtamaca Soomaaliyeed ee walaaleheenn ah ee lagu gumaadayo Somalia, loona diyaar garoobo dagaal lama huraan ah oo inagu soo food leh, waa hadii aynaan halkooda ugu tegeyn.
Intayada qurbo jooga ah ee reer Somaliland-na waanu idin garb istaagaynaa oo naf & maalba diyaar baanu lanahay.
Guul iyo Gobanimo Somaliland.
Mohamed H Roble
Fadlan akhri intan hoose si aad u fahamto cidda ay yihiin Somali Contact Group iyo ujeedooyinkooda.
On January 5th--less than a week after the Courts were routed--Kenyan Foreign Minister Raphael Tuju, Norway's Deputy Foreign Minister Raymond Johansen, and Assistant Secretary Jendayi Frazer co-chaired a meeting of the International Contact Group on Somalia. This gathering demonstrated the depth of the international community's commitment to supporting a sustainable political solution in Somalia through broad-based national dialogue and providing appropriate development, security, and humanitarian assistance.
The Contact Group issued a communiquÃ© at the meeting's end that recognized the historic opportunity now within the grasp of the Somali people, as they seek a sustainable political solution based on the framework of the Transitional Federal Charter .
The Contact Group also affirmed the importance of inclusive governance and additionally emphasized that funding to facilitate the deployment of a stabilization force in Somalia, based on UN Security Council Resolution 1725, remained urgent. This communiquÃ© and the other views expressed by Contact Group members that day demonstrate the international community's unity on Somalia. A follow-up meeting on February 9 reaffirmed these points.
The United States believes that the key to long-term stability in Somalia now lies in a process of inclusive dialogue and reconciliation leading to the formation of an inclusive government of national unity within the framework of the Transitional Federal Charter .
We see a role in the future of Somalia for all those who renounce violence and extremism, and we strongly believe that the TFG must reach out to groups that have previously been marginalized from the political process. To a great extent, this process will rely on the government's willingness to reach out and create an inclusive political process. This remains the greatest challenge.
President Yusuf has announced plans for a National Reconciliation Conference to be held in Somalia later this spring. We welcome this initiative. To be successful, however, careful preparations and informal dialogue will be essential.
Security and Stability
This national dialogue must move forward very quickly to help stabilize the situation in Somalia. But further assistance will be needed to support stability in this fragile failed stage.
The United States has been working closely with the African Union (AU), as it prepares for the deployment of a stabilization force. On January 19, the AU Peace and Security Council endorsed the deployment of this force. Several AU member-states have expressed their desire to contribute troops or provide logistical support for this effort.
Uganda came forward first, offering to deploy 1,600 troops based on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1725. Ugandan President Museveni's initial offer has since been followed by other countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, and Burundi , expressing a desire to provide troops for this effort.
The United States is actively supporting the deployment of this force, particularly the Ugandan contingent, providing strategic transportation, equipment, and other logistical assistance. Immediate U.S. support includes $2 million for strategic transportation and $8 million for equipment for the Ugandan force. A first contingent of some 300 Ugandan troops deployed to Mogadishu yesterday, March 6, and the Ugandan deployment continues.
The AU is leading and coordinating this effort. Africans have developed considerable experience in conflict resolution and peacekeeping in recent years. As Nigeria took the lead in Liberia and South Africa did in Burundi, we are hopeful that Africans will once again help one of their "sister countries" move beyond strife and toward reconciliation.
In taking the long view of Somalia's security, the United States Government remains deeply troubled that foreign terrorists associated with al-Qaida succeeded in establishing a safe haven in Somalia. Somalia's continued exploitation by terrorist elements would threaten the stability of the entire Horn.
Consequently, the United States continues to work with East African countries to build their capacity to counter terrorism and criminality that originates in Somalia . The U.S. Government remains committed to neutralizing the threat that al-Qaida poses to all Americans, Somalis, and citizens in neighboring African countries. The United States will continue working with Somalis, regardless of clan, religious, or secular affiliation to eliminate this common threat.
Supporting the Transitional Federal Institutions
Meanwhile, support to the transitional institutions and the Somali people is critical to prevent spoilers and extremists from undermining stability.
Given the absence of functioning governance institutions in Somalia for more than 15 years, building governance and security institutions will largely involve starting from scratch and require significant external assistance. It is critically important that the United States help enhance the governance capacity of the Transitional Federal Institutions, as well as at the local and regional level.
In this regard, U.S. assistance aimed at supporting short term, quick-impact, and high-visibility programs will be a critical element in building support for the Transitional Federal Institutions and demonstrating to the Somali people that their government offer a means of improving their overall quality of life.
At the January 5, 2007 , meeting of the International Contact Group on Somalia, Assistant Secretary Frazer signaled the U.S. Government's intention to provide $40.5 million in new assistance for Somalia as a "down payment" toward further support. And, indeed, more funding has already been identified.
This contribution is a reflection of our commitment to Somalia's revitalization. Funds will be used for deployment of a peace support mission and to provide development assistance for the Somali people. The Department of State has requested $60 million in FY 2007 supplemental funding for Somalia, including $40 million for peacekeeping and $20 million in humanitarian assistance, for those affected by the current humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
To sum up, the situation inside Somalia has changed a great deal over the past year or so. While conditions are highly fluid, on balance we see developments as positive, representing a new opportunity for Somalis.
The United States , along with our international partners, has made significant progress toward supporting the transitional institutions, encouraging reconciliation, and moving forward with rapid deployment of African peacekeeping forces. All of these measures add to stability and reduce the risk of Somalia remaining a failed state and terrorist safe haven.
This will be hard work and there will be setbacks along the way. But one important factor continues to work strongly in our collective favor. The Somali people are tired of war and yearn for stability, security, and representative governance. With the international community in an important supporting role, we are hopeful the Somalis will see more progress during the course of 2007.
Fadlan sii akhri intan hoose si aad u fahamto cidda ay yihiin Somali Contact Group iyo ujeedooyinkooda.
Who are the Somali Contact Group
Norway chairs the International Somalia Contact Group
Norway chaired the first meeting of the International Somalia Contact Group, a group established to support the peace and reconciliation efforts in Somalia. The group consists of the European Union, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the United States. - Our hope is that we will be able to address the way forward for enhanced multilateral engagement with the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions and other actors inside Somalia, said Ambassador Johan Ludvik Løvald at the first meeting of the group. The Contact Group issued the enclosed communiqué.
International Somalia Contact Group
The situation in Somalia represents a range of challenges related to the humanitarian and socio-economic conditions, governance, human rights, security and terrorism, as well as regional stability. We recognize that there are no easy answers and seek to ensure that our engagement can adapt to the constantly changing dynamics inside Somalia . To address the challenges, the international community must support the consolidation of representative and effective governance in Somalia, capable of addressing the needs of the Somali people as well as common international objectives. The Transitional Federal Charter and Institutions provide a legitimate and viable framework for the continued process of re-establishing governance in Somalia .
In order to achieve greater coordination and continuous international engagement to effect positive political developments in Somalia , we have formed an International Contact Group on Somalia .
The International Somalia Contact Group will meet at capital level and reinforce our collective efforts in the region. The goal of the International Contact Group will be to encourage positive political developments and engagement with actors inside Somalia to support the implementation of the Transitional Federal Charter and Institutions.
The Contact Group will seek to support efforts, within the framework of the Transitional Federal Institutions, to address the humanitarian needs of the Somali people, establish effective governance and stability, and address the international community's concern regarding terrorism. There is an urgent need for increased humanitarian assistance and improved protection for the civilian population. All parties should give unrestricted access for relief agencies to vulnerable communities. Members will include the European Union, Italy , Norway , Sweden , Tanzania , the United Kingdom and the United States . Other interested states and representatives, such as the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the League of Arab States will be invited to participate as observers.
The International Somalia Contact Group may broaden its membership or seek other consultations modalities in close consultation with regional groups. We will reach out to Somali and regional parties for advice and information sharing. The Contact Group will address the way forward for enhanced multilateral engagement with the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions and other actors inside Somalia.
The Contact Group expresses its strong support for the existing Coordination and Monitoring Committee (CMC), as the mechanism for the overall co-ordination of the international community's support to Somalia . We will seek to build upon existing positive relationships with Somali actors, including through the CMC, in encouraging inclusive dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the Transitional Federal Charter.
We will work with the UN, AU and IGAD, in encouraging the sustained process of inclusive dialogue and reconciliation between the Transitional Federal Government and all Somali parties and we look forward to further progress in the ongoing political process, including with respect to Mogadishu and the need for improved security.