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US: OIC welcomes agreement between Djiboutian govt, opposition bloc

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
(OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has welcomed the agreement signed between Djibouti
government and the opposition bloc ending a political crisis that followed the Djiboutian
legislative elections held last year.

An OIC statement sent to PANA in New York on Thursday quoted Madani as expressing
his happiness to this paradigm shift, which he said demonstrated “the keenness of all
stakeholders to give priority to dialogue and public interest.”

He asserted that the cohesion of the Djiboutian people and its gathering around
its leadership would pave the way towards further progress and prosperity of Djibouti
and its people.

He stressed that the agreement confirmed the sincere and serious intentions of the
Government of Djibouti and President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who played a key role in
the dialogue.

At the same time, Madani praised all the parties that participated in the success of the
deal, which would enhance stability in the country, and open the door for a new phase
of partnership and collaboration among all Djiboutian stakeholders.


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