http://www.hiiraan.com/op2/2008/jun/in_ ... ement.aspx
"it is with great pleasure that we the undersigned, Somali citizens, academics and intellectuals in Somalia and the Diaspora, express our unequivocal support for the peace agreement reached in Djibouti by the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS). If implemented, the peace agreement will spearhead a needed cease-fire between the two groups and allow the provision of humanitarian assistance to the needy and the displaced as well as provide the necessary clearance for the deployment of UN stabilization forces to replace Ethiopian forces currently in Somalia. By signing this historic agreement, both groups have shown a solemn commitment to peace and a sincere desire to compromise for the sake of their bleeding nation. With this signature both parties have agreed to end the mindless 18 year civil conflict and to catapult Somalia into reclaiming its status as a peace loving member of the global community of nations. We call upon all Somali individuals organizations social, religious, cultural and political to support this important milestone for the Somali people.