High level delegation from International Community led by SRSG Michael Keating welcomed in Garoowe
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, accompanied by high profile delegation from European Union and United States ambassadors has been warmly welcomed by members form Puntland Cabinet at the Conoco airstrip, Garoowe.
The delegation included, Ambassadors and representatives from the international community, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), Ethiopia, Italy and Sweden – led by SRSG Keating, whose their aim was to visit Garoowe and med leadership and civil society members to discuss with the last decision taken by Federal Government and some of members.
Puntland has strongly opposed the clan sharing system of 4.5 but as International Community supported this electoral system.
Puntland Government accepted an invitation request from International Community to to listen to views on the Federal Government’s decision on an electoral model for 2016, its implementation, and proposals for a Road Map to 2020 which will lead to ‘one person one vote’ elections.
The ambassadorial party will meet President Abdiweli Gaas, members of his cabinet and of the Puntland Assembly including the Speaker of the Parliament, leaders from civil society, women’s and youth groups, traditional elders and the business community.