Upcoming Meeting Between The Federal And The Regions

On Sunday, government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Mualimu said a meeting between the federal government and state leaders would be held soon to finalize the September 17 agreement.

Moalimuu also said the government was planning to reopen the failed talks.

In a statement posted on his Twitter account, he said: “We look forward to the forthcoming summit between the Federal Government of Somalia and the regional governments in Mogadishu to finalize the agreement on 17 September 2020.

Today, Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is witnessing the organization of a conference between heads of state, regional governments and the Benadir region.

It is expected that during this meeting, which is believed to be the last one, the opposing parties will sign the election agreement prepared by the technical committees who met in Baidoa three weeks ago.

The Puntland and Jubbaland administrations, which have been reluctant to attend the conference for some time, have been pressured by the international community to come to Mogadishu and end the electoral deadlock.

Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam Ahmed Madobe is scheduled to arrive in Mogadishu today, while Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.