Somaliland: Nation Commemorates 54th Independence Day with Pomp

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Somaliland president and other leaders upright in honour of the national anthem during 54 years of independence commemorations in Hargeisa

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of independence from Britain on the 26th June 1960 a colourful ceremony was held at the Hargeisa presidency.

Invited Guests from foreign countries enjoy festivities at the Somaliland presidency on 26th June 2014
Hosted by the president of Somaliland Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo and first lady Amina Weris the hundreds of invitees included ordinary citizens, government ministers, law makers from the two chambers of parliament, political leadership additional and religious leaders as well as a visiting team of Dir Clan elders from Somalia

Somaliland 1st lady Amina Weris keeps a careful watch on the comfort of her guests at the Hargeisa presidency
Speaker after speaker upon congratulating Somaliland for the development strides it has undertaken in the past 23 years since it pulled out of union with Somalia also urged the international community to hasten sovereignty recognition.
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