Nairobi, 8 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Somalia, Kenya and members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) welcomed Iran’s proposal for attending regular meetings to solve the crisis in Somalia.

According to the proposal, raised by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, was endorsed at a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Kenya and Somali and IGAD Secretary-General Mahmoud Ma’alemin in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday.

During the meeting, Mottaki referred to Iran’s humanitarian aids to Somalia, and said the Islamic Republic has made extensive efforts to restore peace and stability in the country.

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IGAD’s secretary-general, for his part, appreciated Iran’s efforts in this regard, and said, “These efforts are approved and supported by IGAD and we hope that IGAD’s efforts along with Iran’s supports would yield positive results.”

Also, Somali foreign minister urged IGAD member states to continue their consultations with Iran and utilize Iran’s views, positions and potentials in international bodies to soothe the crisis.

“Assistance of countries like Iran, given their rich and valuable experiences, is effective and useful for resolving this conflict,” he added.

Source: Fars News Agency


  1. Wahabiest fundamentalist and Iranian Shia!!! This combination will only resolute the same output in Ira1q and Lebanon.

  2. How these two go together? Salafiyeen & Safawiyuun?

    Unprecedented undertaking by Iran, but it seems those Africans at IGAD do not understand the difference.

    Good luck to Iran in involving Somalia.


  3. This is another sign that Somaliland is indeed a stable and capable nation. Whatever you're doing out there in Somaliland is working fine, keep up the good work brothers, the world will notice sooner or later.