BAIDOA(Halbeeg News)- United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) special envoys have reached Baidoa, the administrative capital of South West state on Wednesday.
They officials will hold talks with South West leaders so as to get solutions for the worsening spat and political crisis between the federal government of Somalia and the regional states.
UN envoy for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom and the special representative of the African Union Commission chairperson for Somalia, Ambassador Madeira are now holding talks with South West president, Sharif Hassan sheikh Aden at the presidential palace.
Their discussion focuses on wide range issues including security, upcoming presidential elections in the region and the concerns of the state.
“Arriving in #Baidoa with @_AfricanUnion’s @AmbFMadeira earlier today, @UN envoy to #Somalia Nicholas Haysom has headed straight to the first meeting of his visit, with South West State’s President Sharif Hassan, to discuss a range of issues”
This is the first official visit of the new UN envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Haysom to Baidoa since taking office early this month.
The two officials also held talks with the president of Hirshabelle state, Mohamed Abdi Ware in Mogadishu before jetting off to Baidoa on Wednesday.
They talked on wide range issues including the the coordination between Hirshabelle and federal government and the development projects implemented in the region.
Before two days, the envoys who reached Kismayo held talks with Jubbaland president, Ahmed Mohamed Islam.
They also held similar meeting with the senate speaker, Abdi Hanshi Abdullahi in a bid to back the house’s efforts to mediate the federal government and the regional states.