(19-11-23) BAIDOA — The President of the Southwest Federal State, Abdiaziz Hassan Laftagareen, along with the Minister of Defense of the Federal Government of Somalia, Abduqadir Mohamed Nur, and other notable officials, arrived today in Dinsoor, located in the Bay region. This high-profile visit marks a crucial step in the ongoing efforts towards peace and security in the region.
The primary agenda of this visit is to participate in a pivotal reconciliation meeting currently underway in Dinsoor. This meeting is part of a broader initiative to foster dialogue and unity among the local communities. A statement from the Presidency highlighted the leadership’s commitment to actively engage in the reconciliation process and contribute to the ongoing operations in the Southwest areas of Somalia.
This visit aligns with the broader strategy of the Southwest Federal State and the Federal Government of Somalia in combating the militant group Al-Shabaab. It follows the announcement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, during his visit to South Galkayo last month. President Mohamud declared the commencement of the second phase of the military campaign against Al-Shabaab, signifying a renewed and intensified effort to counter the insurgency.