On Friday, the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, alongside Prime Minister (PM) Hamza Abdi Barre, met with Abdiqadir Ahmed Aw-Ali ‘Firdhiye’, the leader of the SSC-Khaatumo administration, in Villa Somalia.
At the meeting, Mr Firdhiye provided a comprehensive report on the current situation in the SSC-Khaatumo areas. He highlighted the vision, determination, and challenges the people face due to the recent conflict. President Hassan Sheikh attentively listened to Firdhiye’s report, demonstrating his commitment to understanding the concerns and aspirations of the SSC-Khaatumo region.
In response, President Hassan Sheikh emphasized the importance of peace and social harmony in the SSC-Khaatumo areas. He called upon the community to prioritize efforts in maintaining peace and fostering positive relationships with their neighbours.
The meeting between President Mohamud, Prime Minister Barre, other prominent politicians and the SSC-Khaatumo leader signifies the commitment to open dialogue between the federal-level leaders and the interim regional administration. It highlights the government’s recognition of the challenges the SSC-Khaatumo region faces and the willingness to collaborate in addressing them.
Historical visit’s agenda
The meeting took place during Mr Firdhiye and his delegation’s historical visit to Mogadishu. The SSC-Khaatumo leader already met with Prime Minister Barre and the Somali President. However, the contents and outcomes of these initial talks have not been disclosed.
Leader Firdhiye, his secretaries, and the Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs also visited the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) headquarters in Mogadishu last Sunday. Firdhiye met with the SoDMA leadership and expressed his gratitude for the Agency’s commendable work in providing humanitarian assistance to the displaced civilians during the war in Las Anod and facilitating the transportation of the wounded to medical care facilities.
The SSC-Khaatumo leader highlighted the pressing needs of the SSC-Khaatumo region and requested SoDMA to continue their vital relief activities. He emphasized the significance of ongoing humanitarian assistance to address the challenges the affected population faces.