SOMALIA: Puntland and Somalia Presidents in bilateral meeting ahead of London Conference

H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Republic of Somalia, was warmly welcomed in Garowe today by the President of Puntland, H.E. Dr Abdirahman Sheikh Mahamud Farole, and his Ministers, as he began a short working visit.

President Hassan is visiting Puntland ahead of the London Conference to discuss a wide range of issues and brief President Farole on the deliverables of the Conference.

The visit is part of a tour of all the regions of Somalia.

The President said: “I am committed to continue the dialogue and political outreach to all communities in Somalia as we continue to achieve our goal of a federal Somalia at peace with itself and our neighbours.

“I congratulate Puntland on the process underway to deliver the first democratic multiparty local elections in June.

“The London Conference on 7th May will be focused on our plans for national unity, security sector reform, judicial development and the establishment of effective public finance management systems, and how the wider international community can support us.

“The London Conference is for all of Somalia and all Somalis will benefit from its outcomes.”

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