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Somalia: President Farmajo opens security meeting in Mogadishu

By Staff Reporter , Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has officially opened a high-level meeting on security opens in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

Leaders of the Federal member states, the AU, UN, EU, and other international partners are attending the high-level meeting which is a follow-up to the London Conference on Somalia, held in May this year.

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission (SRCC), for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira is co-chairing the meeting with President Farmajo, according to the sources.

The implementation of the National Security Architecture plan and the handover of the security responsibility from AMISOM to Somali National Army [SNA] forces, starting next year will be high on the agenda at talks.

Madeira said the financing of the Somali security sector will also dominate the conference opened in Mogadishu that is vital in reviewing progress made so far, in the security and political fronts, in Somalia.

The security of the capital, especially the main streets around Halane, the HQ of AU peacekeeping mission, adjacent to Aden Adde International Airport has been tightened by the government forces to avert Al Shabaab attack during the meeting.