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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Former Puntland president pays visit to Somaliland

The former president of Puntland arrived at Egal international airport today (19 July 2015) 



(Medeshi)- The former president of Puntland arrived at Egal international airport today (19 July 2015). Mr Farioole was received by the former minister of Finance of Somaliland Abdul Aziz  Samale and other government officials  at the  airport. The press were prohibited to meet  the visiting former president of Puntland according to the local reports.

Mr. Faroole  is said to be on private visit to see his children who currently live in Hargeisa. The mother of the children of Mr Faroole hails from Somaliland. It is sad to mention that the mother has been killed few months ago by one of her sons in Puntalnd.

Somaliland government did not comment on the purpose of the visit of the former president of Puntland to the country  but local sources say that he will meet president Silanyo  during his stay in the country.

Somaliland Republic and Puntland state of Somalia have not had good relations for more than a decade due to clan related dispute in Sool and Eastern Sanaag regions of Somaliland.

Somaliland seceded from Somalia on May 18 1991 while Puntland declared an autonomous region of Somalia in 1998.
The visit of Mr Faroole is a good step in the right direction  that will hopefully warm the cold relations between Somaliland and Puntland .
(Medeshi)