Friday, February 12, 2016

Somaliland receives a high level delegation from the Arab League

Hargeisa , Somaliland - A high level delegation from the Arab League led by the Especial Envoy of the Secretary General of the Arab League Amb. Zayd Al-zabban and accompanied with three other officials arrived Somaliland on Thursday 11th Feb, 2016.

Deputy Minister of Somaliland Foreign Affairs Ministry, Hon. Ahmed Ismail Aden, ambassador of Somaliland to Yemen, Ambassador At Large of Somaliland and some of the departmental directors of MOFA&IC received the delegation at the VIP Lounge of Egal Internal Airport, Hargeisa.
Amb. Al-zabban stated his mission intended to know about the overall status of the country in the all the areas as it was long time ago when they last visited Somaliland. . “We came to Somaliland to learn the development updates and take the message back to the Arab League” he said.
The delegation had meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Dr. Saad Ali Shire whether the two sides shared long discussion. As per the program, the delegation then had a meeting with seven key ministries at a time at the Meeting Hall of the Ministry of Interior of Somaliland where ministries, director’s generals and other government officials as well as representatives from the private sector made presentations of the basic needs, priorities and plans of their sectors and made plea to the League of Arab States to support.
The delegation were more convinced after senior officials presented the challenges the Republic of Somaliland faces in areas such as health, water, education, environment, droughts, influx of refugees and IDPs etc and that the Arab League would seriously consider it. They were satisfied how warmly they were received and that their mission to Somaliland was very successful
Amb. Zayd Al Sabaan, Especial Envoy of the Secretary General of the Arab League was accompanized in his delegation Amb . Yazir Abdul-Mun’em Abdul-Adim, Director of Education & Scientific Research, Amb. Mohamed Abdalla Idriss, Especial Envoy of the Arab League to Somalia/Somaliland and Ahmed Haji Bakal, Member of the Office of the Secretary General of the Arab League
Source : Somaliland MoFA