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  • Title: [SW News]DJIBOUTI (AFP) Somalia peace conference postponed to May 2
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  • Date :[April 19, 2000, 10:36 AM]

Somalia peace conference postponed to May 2

The announcement by an official source asking not to
be identified was made after several dozen among 800
expected participants had already arrived.

April 19, 2000, 10:36 AM

DJIBOUTI (AFP) - A major conference scheduled to
convene Thursday to restore civil rule in Somalia has
been postponed to May 2, apparently because of lack of
sufficiently representative attendance.

The announcement by an official source asking not to
be identified was made after several dozen among 800
expected participants had already arrived.

The news on the eve of the opening was interpreted
here as evidence that the number of participants ready
to attend was not representative enough, and that
preparations were running late.

Officials from Djibouti were reported to be still
touring Somalia Wednesday trying to persuade regional
leaders and faction chiefs to attend the gathering at
Arta, 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Djibouti.

The national reconciliation conference, sponsored by
Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, has the
widespread support of the international community. It
will be the 13th attempt to get a Somali peace process
underway since the fall of President Mohamed Siad
Barre in 1991. 2000 AFP


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