Full Text of Djibouti Agreement
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
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
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 of
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 territory;
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 Agreement.
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:
League of Arab States
Organization of Islamic Conference
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Faafin: SomaliTalk.com | June 9, 2008