Somaliland: “Reunion with Somalia is an Untenable Dream” President Silanyo


Somaliland president Ahmed Mahmid Silanyo delivers his annual state of the nation address to a joint session of parliament in Hargeisa on 11th Jan 2016

By: Yusuf M Hasan
Somalilandsun – neither the government nor citizens of Somaliland shall tolerate orchestrations geared towards destabilizing the country.
This warning was issued by President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo during his annual address to the nation at a joint session of parliament in the capital on Monday.
“We are not only ready but prepared as well to sacrifice our blood to defend our flag and borders against any aggression from external forces” said president Silanyo as he accused the Somalia Federal Government in Mogadishu for never ending attempts to create instability within Somaliland borders.
While reiterating the non negotiability of his country’s sovereignty the head of state who urged SFG authorities to return to international sanctioned talks thus resolve political disputes between Mogadishu and Hargeisa, did not mince words as he informed that reunion with Somalia was never to be”
In 1991 Somaliland withdrew from its voluntary later turned fateful union of 1960 with Somalia a former Italian Colony which continues to claim jurisdictional authority over the former British protectorate to the North of Mogadishu.
The full annual address to the nation, the last for president Silanyo who leaves office after the planned March 2017 elections was delivered in Somali language and shall be published verbatim immediately translation is completed. Keep watch of this site
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