President Hassan is visiting the region to attend a two-day conference between federal member states and the federal government on implementation of 2016 visions.

The Somali Leaders Club Forum, which its first phase was held in Mogadishu in February will be attended by the heads of Jubaland and Southwest administrations.

Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and cabinet members received the President in Garowe airport and will host the Somali Leaders Club Forum.

President Hassan’s visit to Puntland – his second since elected in September 2012- comes at a crucial moment as the end of the term and mandate of the current federal government is fast approaching.