WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- The United States and the European Union Wednesday welcomed a decision by Somali warlords to pull out of the capital, Mogadishu.
"The United States and the European Union welcome Somali efforts to conclude an agreement on the relocation of the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions to Somalia," U.S. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said in a statement released by the United States and the EU.
Tuesday, three of Somalia's four major warlords announced plans to form a united security force in Mogadishu. The country's national government has been in exile in neighboring Kenya since the 1991 ouster of Siad Barre. The deal should allow the government to return.