May 26, 2011

Somaliland: Attends UN Security Council Meeting In Nairobi

Somaliland delegation today met with United Nations Security Council in regards to security situation concerns in Somalia.


Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:

The delegation from the United Nations is led by the French ambassador in the Security Council Gerard Araud and US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan Rice. Somaliland delegation is lead by foreign minister Mohamed Abullahi Omar and consists of defence minister Ahmed Haji Adami, water and minerals minster Hussein Duale, labour minister Ilhan Mohamed Jama and the chairman of the lower house of parliament.

Also at the meeting were said to be representatives from Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Sheikh Sharif, Puntland and Galmudug regions presidents. Representing the Transitional Federal at the meeting were said to be Sheikh Sharif and his Prime Minister Mohamed Abdillahi, speaker of the parliament Sharif Hassan. Both presents of Puntland and Galmudug regions were also present at the meeting that took place at a Gigiri Nairobi hotel.

According to source that has seen the meeting agenda has confirmed to SomalilandPress that it is Kenya’s concern of Somalia’s security situation that has recommend this meeting to take place with the help of UN Security Council in Nairobi. Kenya’s concern is that TFG’s president’s term is set to expire in few months and the current conflict between the president Sheikh Sharif and Speaker of parliament Sharif Hassan is not helping either. However political experts are a bit surprise that Somaliland government has agreed to part takes this meeting in Nairobi.