The spokesman described the meeting as friendly one in which the two sides discussed issues regarding the reconciliation process and, this as their first meeting held in Banaadir Region [whose headquarters is Mogadishu].
[Gobdon] The meeting took place. The prime minister of the TFG, Nur Hasan Hussein and the chairman of ARS, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmad, held a meeting at the prime minister's residence, but not at the presidency. The meeting was a friendly one in which Sheikh Sharif and his colleagues, including Sheikh Jalanqow, Umar Hashi and other officials numbering about 20, who are members of ARS, visited the prime minister at his residence.
Responding to a question from Holy Koran Radio whether the meeting was a closed-door one, the spokesman said:
[Gobdon] There were no journalists around, since they had not been invited. Holy Koran Radio was the first media house I gave the information. The two sides discussed the developments made by the reconciliation process and how it had started, as well as the progress to its current status.both of whom are abgaal of the SAVAGE hawiye clan