Published On: Sat, Nov 12th, 2016

Puntland and Galmudug leaders reach peace deal in Galkayo

The leaders of the semi-autonomous states of Puntland and Galmudug have held direct peace talks in Galkayo airport on Saturday afternoon.

Somali prime minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarake, UN envoy, along with EU and AU representatives were in presence in the closed door meeting in Galkayo to mediate the talks.

Galmudug and Puntland leaders signed a three-point peace agreement, aimed at ending to the lingering deadly clashes in Galkayo city, which left scores dead.

Somali caretaker prime minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke said the two leaders agreed to swiftly cease the fire independent committee responsible to oversee the ceasefire deal.

Mr Sharmarke added Guled and Gaas approved to partake a further summit in Kismayo scheduled in November 20, to complete the prior peace agreements in Galkayo and UAE.

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