Somalia: UN Chief Swan Holds Virtual Meeting With Madobe & Deni Over Election Impasse

The President of Puntland State of Somalia, Said Abdullahi Mohamed (Deni) has on Thursday held a video conference UN envoy to Somalia Ambassador James Swan.

Both sides discussed the situation in the country and the 2021 elections.

The two officials focused on resolving election-related concerns.

Swan also held a similar meeting with Ahmed Madobe.

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Sheikh Sharif, who was representing the Council of Candidates in the meeting, discussed with members of the international community the latest developments in the country’s politics and elections, outlining their position on the conflict and the conduct of the elections.

Swan who is expected to travel to regional states has called on the leaders of Somalia to convene a meeting and solve the election matters.

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