Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has attended the inauguration of regional President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Lafta Gareen on Wednesday.
President Farmaajo and a delegation he was leading as well as officials from the regional states in the country and dignitaries were in attendance at a colorful inauguration ceremony that took place at the regional presidential palace in Baidoa.
A delegation from Puntland has also attended the ceremony.
Security in Baidoa and its environs have been tightened to avoid insecurity cases.
President Lafta Gareen was sworn in office on December 19, 2018, after the Federal Government barred former Al Shabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow from taking part in the election.