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PM Roble meets Hirshabelle, Galmudug leaders along with opposition figures

Wednesday April 28, 2021

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Prime Minister held a meeting on Wednesday with the Presidents of Hirshabelle and Galmudug along with leading members of the Council of Presidential Candidates to discuss the perilous security situation in the capital and the implementation of the September 17 agreement.

PM Roble was joined by Ali Abdullahi Hussein Gudlawe of Hirshabelle and Ahmed Abdi Karie Qoorqoor of Galmudug a day after their announcement that they would no longer support the term extension and threw their weight behind the September 17 agreement.

PM Roble was among the first to welcome the decision publicly.

Former President Hassan Shiekh Mohamud; Former PM Hassan Ali Khaire, and Wadajir party leader Abdirahman Abdishakur were also in attendance. The Fighters loyal to the various opposition figures engaged in pitched street battles against government forces on Sunday that led to the deaths of close to two dozen people and the displacement of close to 100,000. The opposition fighters have held their positions in the capital despite government attempts to dislodge them.

PM Roble has been at the forefront of the shuttle diplomacy between opposition fighters and the federal government.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting on security in the capital, particularly in the capital.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Security, the Governor of Benadir region and military commanders.


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