(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 .