“The meeting is focused on Somalia and Somaliland has nothing to do with it nor anything to contribute towards internal affairs of its neighbours” President Silanyo
By: Mohamed Rambo
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The country is not going to participate in the May 7th Somalia conference to be held in London.
This is according to the president H.E Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo who made the announcement at the Egal international Airport in Hargeisa on Friday upon arrival from an official working tour of Turkey.
According to the head of state the conference to be co-hosted by the UK premiere David Cameroon and Somalia’s President Hasan is solely a Somalia internal issues conference thus the non-participation of the country.
As he thanked the multitude of citizens gathered at the airport to welcome him and=d his entourage the president said:
“It is a great pleasure for me and my team to return back in good health and find the country peaceful as we left it”
“During our five days visit to Turkey which was unprecedented and land mark visit made for the first time” by a (seating) President of this country me and my delegation held constructive discussions with our Turkish counterparts where a number of tangible agreements were reached”
To the surprise of many and subsequent happiness of the same the President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud stated categorically that the upcoming international meeting on Somalia to be held in May in the UK had nothing to do with Somaliland, thus the country will not be represented in it, hence forthwith end debate in public media to the effect that Somaliland would attend the meeting to her detriment.
Said he, “The meeting is focused on Somalia and SL has nothing to do with it
On the Salal region post-election political fall-out and tension that saw armed skirmishes in Harirad, the President said, “The VP was here in charge hence the state is there to maintain peace and stability” in the country at all times.
He said that as per democratic electoral processes, there was not going to be repeated elections hence conciliatory peaceful stability has to be precedent.
The President’s delegations consisted of the First Lady Amina Haji Mohammed Jirdeh, the Minister of the Presidency Hon. Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education, Minerals and Water and MRR&R the honorable Dr. Mohammed Abdilahi Omar, Zamzam Abdi Adan, Hussein Abdi Duale and Suleiman Isse Hagaltosie respectively