SOMALIA: Aideed rejects Egal conference proposal
Abidjan, 27 July 1999 (IRIN) - Hussein Aideed meanwhile has poured scorn on attempts to organise a national reconciliation conference by President Muhammad Egal of Somaliland, AFP reported. "Unless Muhammad Ibrahim Egal abandons the idea of secession from the rest of Somalia, I will not attend any conference hosted by him," he said in a statement. He claimed the reported conference
was "a ploy" by Egal for international recognition of Somaliland.
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