Somali political leaders wrap up crucial talks in Mogadishu

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MOGADISHU [SMN] – The meeting of the National Consultative Council was concluded in Mogadishu on Wednesday night with a joint communique detailing the agreed points.

 

The NCC forum opened in the capital on December 27, 2022, by president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud with the participation of the leaders of the regional states and Mogadishu mayor.

The talks brought together the leaders of Puntland Said Abdullahi Deni, Jubaland [Ahmed Madobe], Galmudug [Qoor-Qoor], HirShabelle [Guudlaaw], and Southwest [Lafta-gareen], the mayor of Mogadishu Yusuf Hussein Jimale (Madaale), President Hassan Sheikh, PM Hamza Abdi Barre and deputy PM Salah Jama.

The issued of the top agenda were the Judiciary Federalization Process, the security situation in the country, the democratization process, and the drought response.

The council, apart from Puntland, signed a political agreement on the Judiciary Federalization Process with the agreement to adopt a unified judicial process.

The National Consultative Council praised the continued success achieved by the armed forces with the help of the Somali people in eradicating the Al-Shabaab militants.

The council also commended the efforts and preparations of the Southwest and Jubbaland governments to fight against the group.

The council agreed to establish a technical committee to work on the completion of the National Security Framework agreement signed in April 2017, before 10 January 2023, so that the next meeting of the National Consultative Council can submit recommendations and a complete report.

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