Mogadihsu(Mogadishu24)-The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Barre on Friday addressed Somalia’s path to progress and reconstruction of a functional government institutions.

Speaking at an event where a film showing Somalia’s government-building process, particularly on the Arta Conference in 2000, the Prime Minister affirmed the government’s efforts to fight against the Al-Shabaab terrorists who have halted the peace and development of the country.

“The Somali government has resolved to confront the challenges posed by Al-Shabaab terrorists who oppose peace and development in our country,” stated Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre.

He stated that Somalia has a great potential and visions to be free from terrorism, and called upon the Somali community to unite against anything that affects the country, including terrorism, tribalism, and corruption.

The Prime Minister also extended his gratitude to the government and the people of the Republic of Djibouti for their vital role in the reconstruction process of the Somali government.

“Despite the complexity of the situation and the challenges, President Ismail Omar, as a visionary leader, highlighted the need for reconciliation and building a functional government for Somalia,” said Prime Minister Hamza.

He emphasized the mutual relationships between the two governments and the interdependence of Somalis and Djiboutians.

“President Guelleh recognized that the problems in Somalia would impact Djibouti’s government due to the close relationship and interdependence between our governments and people. Our government owes a great debt to the people of Djibouti,” he added.

The Somali government has collapsed on January 21, 1991, which led to the start of a prolonged and devastating civil war.

During this difficult period, Somalia faced a highly complex and challenging situation, with divisions among various factions and widespread civil unrest across the country, resulting to widespread destruction of crucial government institutions.

Several attempts were made to initiate meetings aimed at reconciliation and rebuilding the Somali government. However, all efforts to reconcile and rebuilf the Somali government went futile.

The government of Djibouti, led by President Ismail Omar Guelleh, convened a meeting in Arta Town, bringing together at least 4,000 Somali leaders and key figures to discuss the potential realization of a peaceful Somalia with a functional government.

Through this conference, reconciliation among Somali communities and factional groups was successfully achieved, leading to the establishment of a transitional government and the formation of the 4.5 resource-sharing system.

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