Puntland State of Somalia
Puntland Government Supports Formation of Federated States of Somalia
4 July 2012
Following the consultative meeting held in Nairobi 28 – 30 June 2012, attended by the important political actors of Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba and Gedo regions (Jubba regions) of southern Somalia, Puntland Government welcomes the formation of Federated States of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
Puntland recognizes the outcome of the Nairobi consultative meeting, which called for the establishment of a Technical Committee to meet on 9 July 2012, to prepare the agenda for a General Convention, and to keep the door open for legitimate political actors and local constituencies to join this peace- building process towards the formation of an interim administration in the Jubba regions of Somalia.
Puntland calls upon the political actors and civil society groups of Jubba regions to unite behind the common purpose of establishing a regional administration for their constituencies, in accordance with the Provisional Federal Constitution of Somalia.
Additionally, Puntland calls upon the political actors and civil society groups of other parts of south-central Somalia to speed-up the formation of district, regional and state administrations in their respective areas, in conformity with the new Federal Constitution of Somalia, as we foresee emerging administrations in areas, such as Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions.
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