The leaders of Puntland, Hirshabelle, and Galmudug on Sunday arrived in Kismayo, a port city located 500Km south of Mogadishu for the Forum of Inter-State council Cooperation.

Jubbaland leader, Ahmed Madobe, state MPs and ministers have received his counterparts at the Airport under tight security.

The president of Southwest, Sharif Hassan is expected to arrive in Kismayo on Monday morning, to attend a conference hosted by Jubbaland state, the second time since 2017.

The leaders are expected to discuss the interests of Somalia and federal member states.