Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble have reportedly agreed to end a bitter rift that had threatened to derail the country’s long-delayed elections, reports said.
The row between the two leaders had also risked splitting Somali security forces.
It was sparked by the government’s handling of the disappearance in June of a female spy, Ikran Farah, leading to the appointment of parallel intelligence chiefs and security ministers.
On Thursday, President Farmajo and Mr Roble held their first face-face meeting in several weeks in Mogadishu.
According to a statement read by government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu, they agreed that Abdullahi Mohamed Nur, who was appointed by the prime minister as security minister, would stay in the post.