Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni is scheduled to travel to Mogadishu.
According to reliable sources Deni has received an invitation from the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Deni’s trip came after he criticized the policy of President Hassan Sheikh at the Thursday meeting of the Puntland Cabinet of Ministers. He also slammed Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre.
Deni instructed his cabinet that there will be no cooperation with the federal government, since he is in place with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
This conflict is based on the appointment of officers who will lead the security of the federal government forces from Puntland, and Deni argues that those who recommend him should be taken, instead of the federal government choosing whoever it wants from Puntland.
It is not clear what President Deni is getting from security chiefs who are not in politics.
On the other hand, President Hassan Sheikh has recently missed a trip to Bosaso, a military base that the United Arab Emirates is advancing, and it is not clear whether the delay is related to the conflict between the two sides.