Somaliland: President Jets off to the UK


As Cabinet delegation leaves for Dubai to finalize DP World take-over of Berbera port management in March
President Silanyo boards his flight to the U.K. at the Egal International Airport in Hargeisa Jets off to the UK

By M. A. Egge
Somalilandsun- The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silnayo left yesterday for the UK in a private trip expected to take a fortnight, accompanied by the First Lady Amina Sheik Mohammed Jirde and President’s private Secretary Mr. Ali Ahmed Ali.
According to the Spokesman of the Presidency who held a press conference told the media that the Head of State’s visit to the UK was strictly private but could indulge in any official duty if need arose.
Somaliland First Lady Amina Weris waits patiently at the Egal airport VIP lounge as president Silanyo peruses local papers before departure to the U.K. The Spokesman Eng. Hussein A. Egge at the same time announced the trip to Dubai of the cabinet ministers who were charged with the task of the DP World take-over of Berbera port management.
Eng. Hussein said that the Presidency minister Hon. MohammudAbdi Hashi who leads the delegation is accompanied by Finance Minister Zamzam Abdi.
The others in the team are former planning minister who is now SL representative to Ethiopia H.E. Ali Shombe, SL representative to the U.A.E. Bashe Awil Omar. The Foreign minister Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire will join them at Dubai.
Flanked by VP Sayli and Somaliland forces commanders president Silanyo honours the flag at Egal airport It is to be noted that the Presidency minister announced over the week that the DP World is scheduled to take-over the management of the port on the 1st of March 2017.
Eng. Hussein that the delegation to Dubai concerned the finalization of the matter and NDT the U.A.E. establishment of a military base at the same port city.