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EU Presidency Statement on Somalia

The Presidency of the EU welcomes the Agreement reached between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS) in Djibouti on 9 June, facilitated by the UN Secretary General's Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah.

The Presidency particularly welcomes the Somali parties' engagement to terminate all acts of armed confrontation for a period of 90 days and to undertake all necessary measures to ensure unhindered humanitarian access and assistance to affected populations. It further notes that a Joint Security Committee should be established on security arrangements and a High Level Committee on issues of political cooperation and concerns over justice and reconciliation.

The Presidency notes the request to the United Nations, of both parties to the Agreement, to authorize and deploy an international stabilization force.

The Presidency of the EU lends its full support to immediate implementation of the Djibouti Agreement and calls on all Somali groups and individuals to adhere to this Agreement and continue to build the momentum for peace in Somalia.


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Date: 13.06.2008