xukuumadda Soomaaliya iyo isbahaysiga ay ku wada gaareen Jabuuti.
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent and the most Merciful
THE TRANSITIONAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA (TFG)
THE ALLIANCE FOR THE RE-LIBERATION OF SOMALIA (ARS)
1. The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and the Alliance
for Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS) attending a meeting from 31 May to
9 June 2008 in Djibouti, facilitated by the UN. They are hereafter referred
to as "the Parties".
2. The Parties gave their respective analyses of the 18 year old
crisis and made proposals aimed at restoring trust, confidence and at
ending the conflict. Their discussion led to the present Agreement.
3. The primary requirement of this Agreement is to: ensure the cessation
of all armed confrontation and a political settlement for a durable
peace; promote a peaceful environment; avoid a security vacuum; facilitate
the protection of the population and the unhindered delivery of humanitarian
assistance and call for the convening of a reconstruction and development
4. The Parties noted that:
a. Over the past eighteen years, Somalia has suffered massive human
losses, insecurity and vast destruction of its physical infrastructure
and other vital public investments. A whole generation of young people
and adults has been sacrificed or denied education and development;
b. The human and humanitarian situation is continuously deteriorating.
At the same time, the country's international image and standing have
been seriously undermined;
c. This tragic situation, and the fact that eighteen years of war
and conflict have brought neither durable peace nor stability and inspired
by patriotic and religious examples of compromise.
5. Decided to:
a. Reaffirm the dignity, sovereignty and the territorial integrity
b. Take courageous measures to finally bring this situation to an
end and resolve the crisis through peaceful means.
6. Agreed on:
a. The termination of all acts of armed confrontation by the Alliance
for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS) and its allies and by the Transitional
Federal Government (TFG) and its allies;
b. The cessation of armed confrontation shall come into force thirty
(30) days from the signing of this agreement throughout the national
c. The cessation of armed confrontation is approved for an initial period
of ninety (90) days, renewable.
7. The Parties agreed from the date of coming into effect of this Agreement:
a. To request the United Nations, consistent with UN Security Council
Resolution 1814 and within a period of one hundred and twenty (120)
days, to authorize and deploy an international stabilization force from
countries that are friends of Somalia excluding neighboring states;
b. Within a period of 120 days of the signing of this agreement the
TFG will act in accordance with the decision that has already been taken
by the Ethiopian Government to withdraw its troops from Somalia after
the deployment of a sufficient number of UN Forces;
c. The ARS shall, through a solemn public statement, cease and condemn
all acts of armed violence in Somalia and dissociate itself from any
armed groups or individuals that do not adhere to the terms of this
8. To ensure the effective implementation of this Agreement, the Parties
a. Undertake all necessary measures to ensure unhindered humanitarian
access and assistance to affected populations;
b. Refrain from declarations and actions inconsistent with the peaceful
spirit of this Agreement;
c. Establish a Joint Security Committee to follow up the implementation
of security arrangements within fifteen (15) days of the signing of
this Agreement. The composition and mandate of this Committee, chaired
by the UN, shall be adopted within the same period.
9. A High Level Committee, chaired by the UN, should be established
within fifteen (15) days of the signing of this Agreement to follow
up on issues relating to the political cooperation between the Parties
and concerns over justice and reconciliation. These issues will be discussed
at a conference to be organized by 30 July 2008.
10. The Parties will work with all other relevant Somali stakeholders
to ensure the full and effective implementation of this agreement.
11. The Parties call on the international community to help provide
the adequate resources for the implementation and follow-up of this
Agreement. The Parties also consider it a priority to convene within
the next six (6) months an international conference aimed at addressing
Somalia's Reconstruction and Development.
9 June 2008
Transitional Federal Government Alliance for Re-Liberation of Somalia
Observer States: Observer Groups:
France African Union
United Kingdom League of Arab States
United States Organization of Islamic Conference
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia European Union