Somalia’s President Arrives in Dhusamareb As Pressure Grows on Him

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) –Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo leading a high-rofile government delegation arrived in the town of Dhusamareb in Galgadud region on Saturday, ahead of meeting with federal member states.

The president’s arrival came a day after the Horn of Africa nation’s international partners said they were “looking forward to the reconvening of the Federal Government and Federal Member States leaders in Dhusamareb on 15 August, as scheduled, with all FMS and FGS leaders attending.”

In a statement issued on Friday, the international partners called on all sides to preserve recently cultivated trust among the leaders and sustain the consensus-building process initiated during the last Dhusamareb summit in order to keep Somalia on a stable political path.

“Failure by any leader to participate in the next summit would erode the still fragile trust, undermine the consensus-building process and impair the ability of the meeting to arrive at implementable decisions,” statement reads, adding that stakeholders need to agree the way forward as the government’s mandate is about to expire within 3 months.

“ With only three months left before the November date on which the 2020 federal elections were scheduled to take place, and only four months before the 10th Federal Parliament’s term ends, Somali stakeholders urgently need to agree on the way forward, and on the electoral modalities in particular, without further delay.” added the statement by Somalia’s international partners.

The international stakeholders sent a stern message to the government of president Farmajo, saying that “any model dictated by a single stakeholder, or by a few stakeholders without the consent of all, will have no legitimacy and will not be implementable without the consent of all.”

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