Somali political leaders hold electoral talks after Int’l pressure

The UN security council has last week urged Somali leaders to immediately find a solution to the standoff over the implementation of the 17 Sep agreement which stipulates the process of the election in the country.

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Somali political leaders hold electoral talks after Int’l pressure

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Following strong pressure coming from the international community, the regional leaders in Somalia and the outgoing president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo are holding the talks aimed at resolving the deadlock over the country's parliamentary and presidential elections. 

The much-anticipated conference is expected to kick off at Afisyoni ten around Mogadishu airport with the presence of the Jubbaland and Puntland leaders who previously declined to attend unless their pre-conditions are met.

The heads of the five regional states are in the venue to engage in the talks with Farmajo who has been dragging his feet to convene a constructive dialogue on the electoral stalemate that delayed the December and February election deadline. 

The mayor of Mogadishu and PM Roble is also attending today's meeting is an ice-breaking to discuss the agenda of the next round of talks, according to the minister of information for the outgoing Somali government Osman Dubbe.

The UN security council has last week urged Somali leaders to immediately find a solution to the standoff over the implementation of the 17 Sep agreement which stipulates the process of the election in the country.

Keydmedia has obtained sources indicating that the UK and Norway have strongly advocated holding the conference on Saturday through the voice of US Ambassador and UN representative for Somalia to completely avert the political impasse that reached a calamity. 

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