First round of formal peace talks between the Somaliland government and the rebel Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (Ain) or SSC, are due to begin Today, Somalilandpress has learned.
A 16-member SSC team led by outfit’s chairman Suleiman Isse Ahmed ‘Hagaltosie’ arrived in Burao on
Monday night to open the negotiations. Consisting of traditional elders, business leaders, politicians and civil
society groups, they were met in the village of Yayle by high ranking ministerial team.
The negotiating panels of the government include Abdulaziz Samale, minister of finance, Hersi Ali Haji Hassan, minister of presidency, Mohamed Nur Arale, minister of interior and Kayse Abdi Yusuf, minister of state for national reconciliation. Faisal Ali Warabe, the former opposition leader of UCID party, was also part of the delegation as well as regional leaders.