Somali leaders wrap up a two-day meeting in Mogadishu

The meeting comes as Hassan Sheikh is expected to appoint his new prime minister with reports that Puntland and Jubaland leaders have an influence in the decision-making. 

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Somali leaders wrap up a two-day meeting in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The top political leaders in Somalia have on Sunday wrapped up two-day crucial talks in the capital, Mogadishu nearly a month after the country's parliament elected a new president in an indirect vote at a heavily fortified hanger at the airport.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who won the May 15 election has hosted the leaders of the regional states of Galmudug, Southwest State, Hirshabelle, Puntland, and Jubaland as well as Mogadishu mayor and the caretaker PM Mohamed Hussein Roble.

A joint statement issued by Presidency said both the government and regional states agreed on working together on the completion of the draft constitution, the federal system, national security structure, political stability, uniform electoral system, dialogue with Somaliland, and response to drought.

The conference comes at a time of severe drought in the Horn of Africa country that has affected nearly 8 million people, who have fled to major cities, mainly the suburbs of Mogadishu in search of food and water to survive.

Hassan Sheikh is expected to appoint his new prime minister with reports that Puntland and Jubaland leaders have an influence in the decision-making as the person comes from their Daarood clan.

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