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Somali PM and opposition to meet in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (SD) – Second round of talks between Somali government and the opposition leaders is expected to resume today, the government confirmed.

Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu, the spokesperson of the government confirmed the resumption of the meeting between Somali prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble and council of the president candidates, saying the government is committed to resolve its difference with the opposition.

“To move ahead with the agreement on Feb 25th, H.E PM @MohamedHRoble will meet with the Council of Presidential Candidates this afternoon at Decale Hotel. FGS is ready to talk to anyone with a different view for the interest of our country & go to polls,” Moalim said in atwitter post.

The meeting comes barely five days after prime minister Roble and the opposition sealed a deal to end the political gridlock.

In a communique, Somali government accepted to investigate an incident in which its security forces opened fire on pro-opposition protesters on 19th of last month, causing casualties.

The government also extended condolences to the families and relatives of those killed in the attack.

On their side, the opposition accepted to call off rally scheduled to last week but promised to hold within ten days as the government guaranteed the constitutional right of citizens to protest.

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