Somalia: SFG Foreign Minister in Visit to Canada


L-R Ms Fozia, Ms Yusur and SFG officials arrive in OttawaAs ICAO reported to have granted full control and management of Somaliland airspace to the Federal Government in Mogadishu

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai

OTTAWA (Somalilandsun) – The Somalia minister of foreign affairs Ms Fozia Haji Yusuf Aden is on an official visit to Canada where she is expected to hold talks with her host country’s counterpart in Ottawa.

The Most powerful woman in the Horn of Africa region whose claim to this title is as a result of occupying the two powerful slots of Foreign affairs minister cum deputy premiere of the Somalia Federal Government in Mogadishu is accompanied by Ms Yussur Abrarthe the newly appointed governor of Somalia Central Bank and a number of foreign ministry officials.

The women led delegation is also expected to meet and brief Somalis living in Canada.

Ms Fozia Yusuf and her delegation’s arrival in Canada coincides with the conclusion of an International Civil Aviation-ICAO 2013 triennium meeting in Montreal where the SFG was represented by Information minister Abdilahi Elmoge Hirsi with yet to be confirmed reports indicating that the world aviation watchdog body has officially handed full control and management of the Somaliland airspace plus all accrued sums of money to the Federal government in Mogadishu.