The leaders of Puntland and Southwest states have officially implemented the deal agreed by the regional states during their recent Inter-state forum held in Kismayo town.

On Tuesday, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, Southwest state president and his Puntland counterpart, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas, both informed their cabinets about the decision.

The move comes as the country is facing another political┬áturmoil which emerged between the central government and regional states over Mogadishu’s stance on the Gulf crisis.

However, the Somali government is trying to defuse the tension through dialogue as President Farmajo asked the regional leaders to attend a consultative forum in Mogadishu which is slated for 17th and 18th September.