EXCLUSIVE: The High Level Partnership Forum kicks off in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, Somalia (SOMALI AGENDA) – SOMALI AGENDA has obtained an exclusive copy of the agenda for the High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) to be held in Mogadishu starting today. The High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) which brings together representatives of Somalia’s key stakeholders and members of the International Community will discuss mechanisms to transition to the 2016 Elections. The meeting to be co-chaired by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the United Nation’s top man in Somalia Nicholas Kay will also discuss issues relating to security and strengthening the country’s financial accountability mechanisms.
Apart from the leaders of the Federal Government, the meeting will also be attended by the presidents of Galmudug State, Southwest State and the Governor of the Banadir Region. Sources tell SOMALI AGENDA that the leadership of Puntland and Jubbaland have declined an invitation extended to them by ambassador Nicholas Kay.
As Somalia prepares for elections in 2016, the international community is pressuring Somalia’s multiple and bickering stakeholders to agree on a framework to move the country towards a successful and credible transition.
The High Level Partnership Forum will be held at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport.