US holds talks with Islamic courts

The move is seen as an attempt to develop an inclusive government in Somalia.

    Islamic court's Sharif Ahmed's support is crucial for peace in Somalia [AFP]

    Ahmed is head of the executive wing of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) in Somalia.

     

    Mohammed Adow, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Somalia, said: "Diplomats have always seen the need for dialogue and national reconciliation to inject some energy into the peace process - Ahmed who led the union is seen as crucial for any dialogue to go ahead."

      

    On Monday, Ali Mohamed Gedi, the Somali prime minister, welcomed the Islamic courts leaders back in Somalia in order to participate in talks aimed at forming an all-inclusive administration in Somalia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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