President Farmajo opens the 6th National Security Council meeting

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has formally opened the 6th National Security Council Meeting in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

The high-level forum brings together the Presidents of the Federal Member States and representatives from the Benadir Regional Administration to hold talks with the highest levels of the federal government in matters of national security.

The agenda for this session is restructuring the Somali National Army, in accordance with the National Security Architecture as well as the transition plan for AMISOM.

Regional state leaders have been arriving since the Weekend to attend the two-day event.

Somalia has promised to make security sector reform a priority since the political agreements reached in the National Security Architecture in April 2017, and the Security Pact at the London Conference on Somalia in May 2017.

The leaders are expected to stay and partake in events that celebrate Farmajo’s first year in office on February 8th.

A communique is expected to be released after the meeting.