Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The interim Somali government will next Tuesday name its post-war cabinet and unveil plans to relocate the government to Mogadishu, the country's capital, President Abdullahi Yusuf said here Wednesday.
The Somali leader made the disclosure during a meeting with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki at State House here to brief him on developments since his swearing-in on 14 October.
Yusuf, who bears the responsibility of putting a country ravaged by 14-years of war back on the sustainable peace path, renewed appeals to the UN Security Council and African Union (AU) for some 15,000 peacekeeping troops to help the interim government gain full control of Somali territory.
According to the Kenyan presidential press service, Yusuf also appealed to the international community for support, saying Somalia was in need of abundant international assistance to facilitate the re-location of his government.
He said the interim government was in constant contact with the Somali people, who have "shown enthusiasm at the prospects of peace in their country".
In remarks, President Kibaki told the Somali leader that the speedy relocation of the government to assume territorial control would facilitate the deployment of AU peacekeepers to help restore peace and stability to the country.
Kibaki encouraged the Somali leader, who was accompanied by his newly appointed Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi, that the AU was already preparing to send a military observer team to assess and advise on security arrangements in Somalia.
The AU, which met to discuss disarming of over 55,000 militias still operating in various parts of the Horn of Africa nation, wants President Yusuf to sign a ceasefire agreement with the militias before a peacekeeping mission is deployed to Somalia.