Qadiyada SSC: Cabdilaahi Yusuf & Dr Cali Khaliif (Warqad Caddeyn ah
Warqadan Hoose waxaa dunida u qoray Madaxweynihii hore ee Soomaaliya Mudane Cabdilaahi Yusuf Axmed markuu ahaa Madaxweynihii Dawlada Puntland sanadii 2001 xili uu maamulka gooni goosad doonka ee Hargeysa qorshaynayay in uu ka qaado gobolada waqooyi galbeed ee Soomaaliya wax ay ugu yeedheen “afti” taaso ay doonayeen in ay sidoo kale ka qaadaan gobolada Sool,Sanaag iyo Degmada Buuhoodle.
Cabdilaahi Yusuf waxaa uu qoraalkan hoose oo digniinta xambaarsan u diray Qaramada Midoobay, Midawga Africa, Jaamacada Carabta iyo Ururka IGAD.
Xiliga oo Cabdilaahi Qoraalkan Hoose dirayo waxaa Soomaaliya Raysal Wasaare ka ah nin ka soo jeeda gobolka Sool Dr Cali Khaliif Gakaydh.
Dr Galadhay xiligasi kama uusan hadlin arinkaa uu maamulka Hargeysa waday isagoo ka gabsaday in uu cambaareeyo kala goynta Soomaaliya iyo weerarka lagu soo ahaa shicibka Sool.
Waxa kaliya ee Cali Khaliif xiligaasi laga maqlay waxaa ay ahayd ” Haba iska go’eenee waxaan ka baqayaa in ay noqdaan Kililka Lixaad ee Itoobiya” hadalkaas oo uu ka jeediyay idaacdii Laascaanood mar ay wax ka weydiiyeen mawqifkiisa ku aadanaa aftida uu damacsanaa maamulka Hargeysa.
Waxaa hadaba is weydiinta mudan Dr Cali Galaydh oo isagoo awooda Soomaaliya hadal ku cawin waayay SSC ayaa maanta isagoo baaga muunda ah diyara u ah in uu qayb ka qaato halkanka dib u soo celinta degaamada maqan.
Halkan Ka Akhriso Warqada uu Cabdilaahi Yusuf u qoray beesha caalamka.
DAWLADDA PUNTLAND PUNTLANDSTATEOF
EE SOOMAALIYA SOMALIA
XAFIISKA MADAXWEYNAHA OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Garoowe, April 29, 2001
To: The Secretary General of the United Nations New York
Cc: The Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity
The Secretary General of the League of Arab States
The Secretary General of the IGAD
President of the Security Council of the United Nations
Members of the Security Council of the United Nations
Mr. Secretary General,
Somaliahas been in the throes of civil war chaos and suffering for most of the past decade. The international Community spared no effort to bring peace and tranquility toSomaliaand the region as a whole; success if I may call it that has been achieved in Puntland and to a lesser degree inSomaliland. Relative success in “Somaliland” clouded by their declared policy of secession. The seeds of conflict and chaos are built in Somaliland’s objectives of separation from the rest of Somalia.
Today, Mr. secretary General, the administration ofSomalilandbrought our worst fears to the fore. “Somaliland” has announced a “referendum” for and against the vexed issue of secession. A fake, unilateral, unsupervised and unobserved referendum is planned at the end of May for the regions of Sool, Sanaag and the district of Buhoodle. I take this opportunity to warn the International Community against this rash, indeed irresponsible, declaration of intent which will lead to renewed conflict and suffering in the hitherto peaceful north ofSomalia. The regions of Sool, Sanaag and the district of Buhoodle are an integral and inseparable part of the State ofPuntland,Somalia.
This statement of fact is primarily based on the declared wish of the people of these regions. Our position is based on history and the clan boundaries that preceded the European colonization ofSomalia. The position of Puntland is not a baseless claim, in fact it is not a claim, it is an indisputable fact based on blood, irrevocable historical clan boundaries and reality on the ground today.
Last but no means least, our position is based on international law. Egal bases his misguided “claim” on a colonial legacy that ceased to exist both politically and in international law when the act of union establishedSomaliain 1960 on the independence of the Italian and British colonies in the same year. In fact, Egal himself as chief Minister of the then BritishSomalilandsigned that Act of Union.
Following the civil war all major Somali clans (Darood, Isaq, Hawiye, Digil and Mirifle) withdrew back to the limits of their respective clan boundaries for self-defense and security. The Egal administration’s claim on Harti/Darood territories is an open provocation that would lead to conflict, bloodletting and suffering. Mr. Secretary General, this warning is not meant to alarm the International Community; it is an appeal for sanity. The last thing Puntland needs is a re-ignited civil war. We do not have the inclination or the resource to wage war. However, if we must wage war, the people of Puntland will make the necessary sacrifices for self-defense.
Mr. Secretary General, we officially request your excellency to take up the referendum issue with the Egal Administration and urge him to reconsider his potentially explosive “referendum” plans. By this act, you would save the “Recovery Zones ofSomalia”, Puntland andSomaliland, from conflict and suffering.
Please accept the assurances of way highest consideration.
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
State President of Puntland.