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US calls for political dialogue for peace in Somalia

The United States government has called upon the Federal government of Somalia to work towards political reconciliation, cooperation, and unity through peaceful dialogue.

A press statement from US embassy in Mogadishu reiterated dialogue between the central government and regional state administrations to strengthen peace and security in the horn of the African nation.

“The United States calls on the Federal Government of Somalia, all Federal Member States, and citizens of Somalia to work towards political reconciliation, cooperation, and unity through peaceful dialogue.  Somalia has made impressive progress in key areas.” The statement said.

Washington further called upon the need for close cooperation between Mogadishu and its international partners towards stability and prosperity in Somalia.

“We encourage all actors to come together and remain focused on working with Somalia’s international partners to bring peace, stability, and prosperity to Somalia.

The statement comes following political tension in Puntland state on Wednesday whether standoff between the police and regional speaker’s guards resulted in the death of three people.

Speaker, Abdihakim Mohamed Ahmed was ousted via a motion of no confidence by the regional assembly members on Thursday.

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