A meeting between the outgoing Federal Government and State Governments will be held in Mogadishu on Saturday, April 3, 2021 to discuss electoral issues, in particular the agreement signed on September 17, 2020.
A statement from state-run media said the conference was convened by outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo at the Somali Air Force base in Aficio, and was part of an agreement reached by the Federal, State and Benadir Technical Committee in Baidoa 16. on February 2021.
“The President of the Republic of Somalia Mr. Mohamed’s again called on the presidents of the 5-state and state government in meeting (ice break) meet on Saturday July 3 April 2021 at the Air Force in Afisyooni to looga discuss implementation agreements on 17 September 2020 and 16 February 2021, ”the statement said.
The President of Puntland State of Somalia, for his part, said that the meeting was organized by the international community with the aim of reaching an agreement between the Federal and State Governments on the upcoming elections in the country.
“The Government of Puntland welcomes the efforts of the International Community to resolve the challenges surrounding the elections, and it is agreed that on Saturday 03 April 2021, the Heads of the Federal Government of Somalia and the FGS Member States will convene a preliminary meeting. consultation on electoral issues. The conference, organized by the international community is aiming to Somali leaders to reach a consensus on the agenda and the best of the national consultative conference, “said a statement from the DG Puntland .
The presidents of Puntland and Jubbaland have refused to attend a series of meetings announced by outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo after presenting a number of conditions, but the international community has decided to reschedule the sessions until an agreement is reached by the parties tat have had misunderstandings.