President of the Republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has today chaired the opening session of the National Consultative Summit between the Federal Government of Somalia, The Federal member states and Banadir Regional Administration at the Presidential palace, Villa Somalia,SONNA reported.
The opening of the summit was well attended by the presidents of Federal member states led by Hirshabeelle State’s President H.E Mohamed Abdi Ware, South West State’s President H.E Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed, Puntland State’s President H.E Saed Abdullaahi Dani, Jubaland State’s President H.E Ahmed Mohamed Islam, Galmudug State’s President H.E Ahmed Abdi Kariye Qoorqoor, and Banadir Governor H.E Omar Mohamud Mohamed.
While briefing members of the press at the end of the meeting, the acting Director of Communication and Media Relations of the Presidency of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr Abdirashid Mohamed Hashi said that the summit had mainly focused on the ongoing dialogue regarding timely national elections.
The Presidency welcomes the efforts of the leaders of Federal member states and Benadir Regional Administration for their participation in this vital summit. This presence of all stakeholders is indeed of huge significance since it will pave the way for consensus on national elections to be achieved
President Farmajo also held meetings on the sidelines of the summit with leaders of Federal member states and Benadir Regional Administration where he stressed the importance of enabling the citizens to have their constitutional right to freely elect their representatives at national level.