The President of the federal republic of Somalia has officially opened the national consultation forum in Mogadishu on Sunday.
The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Regional state leaders across the country are attending the crucial meeting.
The forum is expected to focus mainly on security and the upcoming elections set in the country on August later this year.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has recently angered the parliament after approving electoral mode law by use of the constitutionally guaranteed powers.
Regional state leaders and the international community have welcomed the president move.