Somali will be better off as federation – Russia
Laaska News Feb. 24, 2012
The international community should help Somalis to restore their country’s territorial integrity, even though the local political forces are still far from reaching full accord.
President Dmitry Medvedev’s African cooperation point man Mikhail Margelov floated the idea at an international conference on Somalia held in London on Thursday, and which had brought together representatives of more than 50 countries and international organizations.
“A federal makeup is something that would help push Somalia away from the brink of a political and social abyss and put it on track to national reconstruction,” Margelov said.
He added that all of the country’s regions, save for Somaliland, were holding out for an equitable federation within the country’s previous borders.