G7: Food Security Crisis Could Push Poorer Nations Into China’s Arms
In today’s meeting more than 300 MPs gathered but it ended with argument after MPs disagreed the approval of accord.
Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed attended the meeting and requested MPs to ratify Kampala accord so to enhance what he called national duty.
After the president’s request, parliamentary speaker told to lawmakers that they are to vote for Kampala accord but some of the MPs rejected and started shouting.
Police intervened and stopped the tension, but the disagreement caused that polling for Kampala accord to be delayed till Monday.
The Kampala accord - mediated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on June 9 - was meant to break the political deadlock between President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker of Parliament Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden and establish a road map for national elections as well as a new constitution.
Western leaders are under pressure to unite other countries behind their opposition to Russia's war in Ukraine, while Moscow is eager to blame Western sanctions for the worsening food crisis.