Somali leaders at Federal and State levels head to Baidoa for talks


BAIDOA (SMN) – The leaders of the regional and federal government of Somalia are heading to Baidoa city, the interim Southwest State for talks.


The National Consultative Forum is set to kick start on March 14 with President Hassan Sheikh will be chairing as head of the state, according to the sources.

The NCC dialogue will focus on the upcoming elections in Somalia and a deal is expected to be reached during the negotiations that seek a comprehensive pact.

The Baidoa meeting will bring together President Hassan Sheikh, PM Hamza Abdi Barre, Mogadishu mayor Madale, Ahmed Madobe [Jubaland], Lafta-Garen [Southwest], Said Deni [Puntland], Ali Gudlawe [HirShabelle] and Ahmed Qoor-Qoor [Galmudug].

Some reports say Puntland leader Said Deni will skip the conference due to his fallout with Villa Somalia which has been centered on the May 2022 election.

The security has been beefed up ahead of the opening of the much-anticipated forum in Baidoa with additional forces from Mogadishu deployed to main streets around the venue.


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