The new president of Somali Region announced yesterday in his Facebook page a preliminary agreement with ONLF.

The new president of Somali Region announced yesterday in his Facebook page a preliminary agreement with ONLF.

The agreement stipulates, among other things, that:

1. ONLF will be allowed to operate freely in Somali Region

2. Somali Region shall take steps to rehabilitate and care for wounded ONLF combatants

3. The parties shall not engage in any acts that can cause clashes and lead to insecurity or chaos

4. Talks between Federal government and ONLF should start and Somali Region shall play a role in facilitating it.

5. The parties shall avoid anything that can damage the unity of the citizens of Somali Region or create enmity between them.

6. The new administration in Somali Region shall assist ONLF to establish the organization in Somali Region and begin its political program peacefully.

7. The new administration commits to hold free and fair elections after the 2 years transition period ends.

Following the agreement, ONLF announced that it recognizes the new administration and pledged to fully work with them.

ONLF fighters were seen in many parts of the region mingling with people and addressing crowds of their supporters.

Via: Ali Samire Sigad