International community pressures Somali leaders to return to Afisiyoni conference

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As a result of a failed meeting between the heads of state and government at the Afisiyoni Tent conference, efforts are underway by the international community to reunite the leaders for further talks.

Reports indicate that the international community is holding private meetings with Somali leaders, and is pressuring them to reconvene for a consultative meeting on electoral issues.

The presidents of Puntland and Jubbaland regional states, who have been accused by the Federal government of not willing to hold elections, met with members of the international community.

Meanwhile, the international community is still holding a circuit of meetings with both the Federal and regional government leaders to reconvene again to chart the way forward for the country.