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National Consultative Forum enters its second day

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia’s federal and regional state leaders are in talks over electoral process for second day in Mogadishu amid international community calls for efforts to ease political tensions.

The meeting which chaired by prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble is attended by leaders of Galmudug and Jubbaland Ahmed Abdi Kariye Qoorqoor and Ahmed Mohamed Madobe respectively.

Southwest, Hirshabelle and Puntland states Abdiaziz Hassan Lafta-gareen, Ali Gudlaawe and Saed Abdullahi Deni are also in Mogadishu for the forum.

Omar Mohamud Filish, Mogadishu mayor was also invited to participate in the meeting which started Monday.

The Office of the Prime Minister said the meeting brought together the presidents from Jubbaland, HirShabelle, SouthWest, Puntland, Galmudug and Banadir Regional Administration.

“The meeting mainly focuses on security and the expeditious conclusion of the elections of the House of People,” Roble’s office said in a brief statement.

According to the government spokesperson, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, the the national consultative council will meet international partners and representatives of the opposition during the meeting.

The council will listen to proposals of both partners and the opposition regarding to their contributions to course correction of the parliamentary elections.

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