MOGADISHU (SD) – Talks between International community and Somali regional state leaders have today commenced in Somali capital as recent FMS leaders meeting in Airport Hotel recorded slight breakthrough which could steer a new direction for the much-delayed elections.
The meeting which kicked off this afternoon is reportedly focusing on points which would set out ground for upcoming talks between the federal government and its member states.
“Pleased to be invited with other int’l partners to meet the five FMS leaders. We welcome collective FMS efforts to find compromise so #FGS–#FMS summit can proceed and put #Somalia on course for #elections based on 17 Sept. model” – @UN envoy James Swan, after today’s encounter,” UN said a twitter post.
According to reliable sources international community is trying to force Somali political leaders resume election talks which was to start mid this month.
“Welcome continued efforts by FMS leaders to find a collective way forward and a commitment to #elections. We encourage all to find a way forward to #FGS–#FMS summit and proceed with #elections based on 17 Sept model,” UK embassy tweeted.
There are reports however that James Swan, the UN envoy in Somalia is mediating talks between Farmaajo and the allied leadership of Jubbaland and Puntland.
The international community has in recent days increased pressure on the two sides to drop their demands and settle for a deal to pave way for elections.
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