Peace Agreements

Agreements between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and ASWJ

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Parties: Government of Somalia; Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaa (ASWJ)

Type: Intra-state

Declaration of Cooperation between Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaa and the Government of Somalia

21 June 2009

Agreement between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a

15 March 2010

The Parties to the Declaration of Cooperation agreed, in the spirit of the Djibouti Agreement on peace and reconciliation among Somalis, to enter into full cooperation on the political, security, humanitarian and development areas affecting the country.

The Parties to the March 2010 Agreement expressed their determination to pool their resources to eradicate extremism and terrorism. The Parties recognised the Transitional Federal Charter as the sole basis for establishing the political framework for Somalia and establishing peace and security. The Parties agreed to integrate ASWJ into the structures of Government, by integrating their administration and security forces without delay. The Parties agreed to renounce violence and work to make the Government more inclusive, mobilise the Somali people to support the Djibouti peace process and fight against terrorism. The Parties agreed to establish a National Advisory Council of Ulemas to combat extremist ideologies. ASWJ would establish local police and militia in areas under its control, with the support of the Government, and ASWJ forces would be an integral part of the Government forces and be deployed by the central command.

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