The leadership of the Somali Federal Government and Federal Member State leaders have held a preliminary meeting ahead of the upcoming forum.
According to Villa Somalia statement, the meeting that was chaired by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was also attended by the Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, President of Galmudug Ahmed Abdi Kariye Qorqor, the President of Puntland Saed Abdullahi Deni, President of Jubbaland Ahmed Mohamed Islam, the President of Hirshabelle Mohamed Abdi Ware and the President of Southwest state Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Lafta Garen.
The governor of Banadir region Omar Mohamed Mohamud alias Filish who also doubles up as the mayor of the capital is expected to join the session this afternoon.
The press release further said the purpose of the meeting was to agree on the agendas, conference protocols as well as the procedures of the upcoming crucial forum.
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire held talks with the state leaders on Sunday evening for brainstorming regarding the conference.