Somalia president back in Mogadishu as SNA gains ground
The meeting comes as the war on Al-Shabaab started in central Somalia with local residents taking arms to join the liberation of the country.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The leaders of the new Federal Government of Somalia and the five regional administrations have reached an agreement on their cooperation and key national issues.
In a joint communique released after a two-day forum in Mogadishu, they agreed to expedite drought response, counterterrorism, and the role of local communities in the war on Al-Shabaab.
The statement said the meeting proposed to resume the stalled Somaliland talks to get a united, peaceful, and prosperous Somalia after three decades of conflict that tore apart the nation.
The participants were - Hassan Sheikh, the president of the country, his PM Hamza Abdi Barre, and leaders of HirShabelle [Ali Gudlawe], Galmudug [Qoor-Qoor], Southwest [Lafta-Garen], Puntland [Deni] and Jubaland [Ahmed Madobe].
The meeting comes as the war on Al-Shabaab started in central Somalia, mainly in the Hiran and Galgadud region with local residents taking arms to join the liberation of their territories.
Somalia is facing the threat of Al-Shabaab and the worst and most devastating drought in 40 years that impacted nearly 8 million people which means half of the population is going hungry.
After the funeral, the president returned to New York, where he delivered a keynote speech on Somalia's situation, politically, economically, and security at the UN general assembly.