Reveals the head of state as he meets with ADFD chief in Dubai
By: Yusuf M Hasan
DUBAI (Somalilandsun) – The United Arab Emirates has recommitted to support of development projects in Somaliland.
This pledge was made to President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo during a meeting with the Abu Dhabi Fund For Development Director General Saif Al Suwaidi in Dubai where recent investments and development funding agreements between Somaliland and the UAE were revisited.
The Emirati firm DP World has been awarded a 30 Year contract to manage the Port of Berbera worth $422m while the gulf country’s armed forces have been availed a 25 years lease of Berbera airport and port for use as a military base.
President Silanyo who was accompanied by the his envoy to the UAE Ambassador Bashe Awil Omar and presidency minister also revealed his health condition which he termed as apt after medical attention in the Emirates.
Stating that he has been responding positively to medication during his over fortnight stay in Dubai President Silanyo who thanked Allah informed the nation that he shall be returning to the country as soon as possible.
Though the Somaliland head of state went to the UAE for personal issues now revealed as pertaining to medical treatment, he never stayed away from undertaking official duties among the meetings with senior members of his cabinet as well as conclusion of arrangements for Emirati funding towards Berbera corridor works completion and construction of an international airport at the port town.
About the ADFD
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), established July 15, 1971, is an autonomous national entity affiliated with Abu Dhabi government.
ADFD aims to help developing countries to achieve sustainable socio-economic growth; through financial assistance in the forms of concessionary loans, managing government grants and equities. ADFD also peruses investments in order to encourage the private sector in the recipient countries to play an essential part in accelerating the economic development process, and at the same time playing a pivotal role in strengthening and diversifying the future resources of the Fund. More at https://www.adfd.ae/english/Pages/Home.aspx