SOMALIA: President Farmajo in Dusamareb for talks with regional leaders

A high-level delegation led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in the Galmudug capital Dusamareb.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre, regional state presidents and other officials welcomed the president’s delegation.

He is in town to hold talks with regional state leaders on the 2020/21 election and other disputed matters, in the first face to face between leaders of the central government and those of the regional states in the country.

His trip follows a recent conference of the regional leaders held in Galmudug State, which was organised after a planned gathering in Mogadishu on 5 July failed.

The leaders converging in the central town are expected to attempt to resolve the impasse over the 2020/21 elections and the political dispute between President Farmajo and the leaders of Puntland and Jubbaland.