Somali National Consultation Forum has kicked off in the South Western regional state capital in Baidoa.
Delegation led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has already reached the city in order to participate in the crucial forum.
Issues to do with mode of elections in the upcoming national general election is set to be high on the agenda during the three day forum.
Security has been beefed in the area up to preempt any attacks from armed group Alshabaab who are fighting to topple the government.
Somalia is preparing for historic parliamentary and presidential elections later this year in order to fully move democracy governance.