Somali president officially opens state formation conference in Baidoa

The President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has officially opened state formation conference of South West Somalia-three regional state, Bay, Bakol and Lower Shabelle region in Baidoa today.

380 delegates from the different regions of the proposed regional state Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle are attending the conference together with UN envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay, Denmark ambassador to Somalia, IGAD envoy to Somalia Mohamed Abdi Affey and other invited guests.

Denmark’s Ambassador to Somalia, addressing the meeting, said the conference is a major milestone adding that in November Copenhagen will hold conference for Somalia on economic recovery and rebuilding.
The Special Representative of United Nations secretary general for Somalia Nicholas Kay, said that the United Nations will cover the cost of the state formation conference in Baidoa.
President Hassan addressing the participants during the official opening of the conference urged the public to think about the future of the people living in the three regions and take an active role to promote preaching peace, He thanked the international community for their roles in strengthening and rebuilding the region.

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