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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 8, 2005


Somalia - Efforts Towards Dialogue

The United States welcomes the recent efforts of Members of Parliament in Mogadishu and Jowhar, backed by Somali civil society, to reinitiate dialogue across the divisions of the Somalia Transitional Federal Institutions. The November 15 and 29 resolutions of parliamentarians in Mogadishu and Prime Minister Gediís efforts to convene the Council of Ministers are important vehicles through which Somali leaders might seek to resolve their differences.

The United States supports the Transitional Federal Institutions and calls upon all Somali leaders to take concrete steps toward reaching agreement through inclusive dialogue. The United States looks forward to a meeting of the full Council of Ministers and a successful and representative session of the Transitional Federal Parliament as a means of resolving existing disagreements within the framework established by the Transitional Federal Charter.

2005/1148

Released on December 8, 2005

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