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LIGUE DJIBOUTIENNE DES DROITS HUMAINS
L.D.D.H
Le Président NOEL ABDI Jean Paul

DIFFUSION D'INFORMATION N°3/LDDH du 24 Juin 2000

Dans cette diffusion d'Information, nous vous reproduisons en anglais le fax du Président du PUNTLAND au Président de la République de Djibouti des extraits du journal la Nation sur la Conférence somalienne d'Arta et l'Appel (en anglais) de Mr. HASSAN ABCHIR Co-Président de la 2ème phase de la Conférence pour la Paix et la Réconciliation somalienne à Arta.

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Garowe, June 17,2000

To : H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh
President of the Republic of Djibouti
Djibouti

IGAD Heads of State and Government

UN Secretary General
New York, NY

League of Arab States

Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

European Union Heads of State and Governments
Brussels


PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Subject : PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA FINALLY PULLS OUT
OF DJIBOUTI SPONSORED SOMALI CONFERENCE

EXCELLENCIES,

The Gouvernment of PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA informs Your Excellencies and the entire international community of its irrevocable decision today to pull out of the Djibouti sponsored Somali Conference.

This decision follows extensive consultations with the members of the House of Representatives, Concil of Ministrers and traditional community elders ; Who have returned from Arta Conference in Djibouti for face finding Mission.

The Government of PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA

HAVING fully and sincerely advised and warned the Djibouti authorities to respect the democratic rights of the Somalis to send their respective genuine representative delegates to Arta Conference without Djibouti manipulation,

CONVINCED that the entire Arta Conference is a Djibouti show for a narrow political and economic objectives,

AWARE that the Government of Djibouti is dictating both the agenda and the outcome of Arta Conference ;

AWARE
lists inside Djibouti from among its own friends and enticed tourists,

AWARE that the Arta Conference intentionally failed to address the real issues of a national reconciliation in a hasty fashion to produce a predetermined outcome,

AWARE that Somalis had not been given the chance to conduct national issues in a free environment to sort out their differences without any outside interference or pressure,

AWARE that the Government Djibouti has neither the resource nor the technical know-how including the Mainland Somali culture and potical, social and economic realities in our country ;

KNOWING that the Government of Djibouti has been conducting the ill-fated Arta Conference in secrecy and suspicious fashion, closing the door on the international community ;

Has resolved :

1. To pull out of the Djibouti sponsored Arta Conference
2. To ignore and not recognize any outcome of Arta Conference
3. To inform the international community that PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALI has no any official delegates sent to Arta to represent Puntland State communities and that any attempt by Djibouti authorities to hand-pick persons to represent us will be considered an illegal act and hostile provocation against Puntland State.
4. To appeal to international community not to recognize the would-be result
Somali reality,

(Signed by)

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
State President

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La formation d'une administration intérimaire examinée sous tous les
angles.

Vue par " La Nation du 21 Juin 2000 "

L'Assemblée Nationale de Transition qui doit émerge de la Conférence d'Arta est appelée à se présenter sous la forme d'une institution bicamérale composée d'une " chambre de doyens " et d'une " chambre de représentants " .

Le système de gouvernance que les délégués somaliens doivent choisir, présente deux options fondées sur un pouvoir décentralisé. Le mécanisme de transition basé soit sur " une autonomie régional " ou " une structure fédérale ".

Le futur système judiciaire se doit de prendre en compte " le rôle des tribunaux islamiques qui opèrent actuellement dans le pays " . Quant à la Charte " revue et corrigée " de la Somalie renouvelée, " elle s'inspirera de la Constitution de 1960 tout en répondant aux exigences de la Période de Transition. "

Sur le plan sécuritaire, la Conférence d'Arta s'attellera au " rétablissement d'une force de police " intégrant " les milices, y compris celles appartenant aux tribunaux islamiques. " Le rétablissement d'une administration civile figure dans l'ordre du jour de la Conférence qui s'est dotée de commissions spécialisées.

La charte de transition, le processus de désarmement des miliciens et leur intégration et réhabilitation dans la société, le statut de Mogadiscio et la restitution des biens publics et privés sont les principales questions auxquelles les commissions doivent trouver rapidement des éléments de réponse.


Soutien des délégués " au soulèvement du peuple somalien "

D'après le journal de l'Etat djiboutien " La Nation du 21 Juin 2000 "

Les délégués de la Conférence pour la paix en Somalie ont exprimé leur " soutien sans réserve au soulèvement populaire survenu en plusieurs endroits de la Somalie à l'encontre des tentatives despotiques et futiles de certaines autorités qui dénient aux somaliens le droit de s'impliquer, de prendre part et d'apporter leur appui à la réconciliation nationale somalienne et au rétablissement d'une Autorité Nationale de Transition initiés par l'audacieuse initiative de Djibouti en faveur du Processus de Paix pour la Somalie. "

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APPEAL

The Traditional clan elders and delegates of the Somali Peace Process and reconciliation Conference now convened at Arta in the Republic of Djibouti, address themselves to both the local and international community, that their conference is not designed to create any destability or turmoil in Somali's peaceful regions, where peace and administration is operating. This grand peace conference translating from the deep-seated
aspiration of the Somali people for peace and tranquillity, and who are exhausted by the civil war engulfing them for the last ten years, cannot contribute to the destablisation of any peaceful area. As it is, genuine traditinal Somali elders never initiate hostilities, and congratulate any Somali community that bring peace to their area. Moreover, is started at the bottom, and that neighbouring communities resolve their problems by non-violent methods.

The principal objective of the present conference is the realisation and consolidation
of existing peace, which necessitates the establishment of a united Government, whith regional structures. Taking as our point of departure, the painful experiences inherited from the excessive centralisation of past Somali administrative structures, it will never again happen that the people's will and demands are ignored. That is why this peace conference is based on the widest consultations with the people, and has taken a long time in organising.

Over and above this, the historic Arta/Somali Peace and Reconciliation Conference is open to everyone who can contribute to resolving Somalia's complicated problems, and is ready to serve our peolpe's just causes. The doors are wide open to any one who has ideas, to offer in enriching the present process of peace and reconciliation.

The ongoing peace reconciliation conference is intended to serve the vital needs of
Somalia's vunerable groups, consisting of women, children, the elderly, etc who are reduced to refugee status outside, or internally, fall in the category of displaced people. It is our national, humane and religious task to be pained by the harsh realities to which our people's lives are reduced by the long civil war.

To bring a speedy end to Somali's problems and suffering, we appeal to our people, and the international community that time has come to create a united Government ready in carrying out its heavy responsibilities toward its Somali people. On this basis, we appeal to anyone with human and moral conscience to play its active part in bringing a speedy end to the dark nights of our tragedy.

And hopefully Almighty God would assist us in successfully overcoming our problems.

THE CHAIRPERSON
THE SOMALI PEACE AND
RECONCILIATION CONFERENCE

Arta, 22/06/2000

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Cet appel du coprésident de la Conférence somalienne d'Arta est d'une importance capitale.

La LDDH souhaite vivement que toutes les propagandes et /ou tentatives de soulèvement voir même de déstabilisation cessent le plus rapidement possible.

La LDDH souhaiterait qu'une attention particulière soit accordé aux zones ou la paix et la sécurité sont réelles, tels que le Somaliland et le Puntland et demande une mobilisation internationale pour que ces zones de paix bénéficient d'un plan Marshall à l'échelon des ONG afin qu'ils puissent accéder à la restructuration de toutes les infractures de constructions et mieux se consacrer à leur développement et servir d'exemple aux zones encore en guerre.

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