The leaders of federal states of Somalia have concluded their meeting at Garowe, the capital of Puntland Administration and issued communique indicating a number of issues they have agreed.
Inter-state cooperation council which is contained the five federal states of Somalia halted their cooperation with the federal government of Somalia on 8 September and they have been discussing on “security, political and social aspects” for the past four days.
Presidents of Jubbaland, South-West, Galmudug and Puntland states have convened at Garowe on 20th October and Hishabele president was absent from the meeting because of its cooperation with the government.
The leaders said that the federal government failed to maintain the fighting against Al-shabaab and” the security has fallen apart and the country is at the brink of falling into the hands of Al Shabab again”.
The members of the council have agreed to build security forces those are independent from the federal government and “develop affordable and achievable fact based inter-State security plan solidifying the Federal Member States forces with the main responsibilities, execution and funding led by the FMSs”.
During the meeting of four days the council discussed political issues and retreated “that its decision to suspend the cooperation with the FGS has not changed” and welcomed the mediation leading by the Upper house of Somali parliament.
Also leaders founded a new political party named National progressive party and chaired by Abdi WaliMohamed Ali Gas, president of Puntland administration.
The leadership of the council was also changed and elected to Sharif Hassan Sheekh Aden, president of South-West state and deputy as Ahmed Du’ale Gele Haf, president of Galmudug administration.
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