Mar 19, 2012

Somaliland: President Meets Turkish Officials

The President met with the Head of the Turkey International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) to discuss future collaborations in promoting development projects in Somaliland.  

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press

Somaliland President H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Silanyo) on Sunday March 19th met with Turkeys International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) Somali Program Coordinator Abdulahad Kokdagi accompanied by representative of the Turkish Prime Minister. President Ahmed Mohamed Mohammud (Silanyo) convoy that met with the Turish delegation was Minister of National Planning and International Dr Sa’ad Ali Shire and Minister of Energy, Mineral and Water Resource Hussein Abdi Du’ale.

Both parties discussed ways in which the Turkish government can contribute and help in promoting sustainable developments in Somaliland such as health, agriculture, education sectors as well as financing of projects in transportation, sanitation , irrigation and the building physical of infrastructure.

President Silanyo praised the government and people of Turkey for their brotherly support to the people of Somaliland, and that the two countries shared a warm relationship. President Ahmed Siilanyo acknowledged Turkey’s continues efforts to play a constructive role in major issues in its own region and internationally. These efforts are reinforced by Turkey’s development cooperation activities. Turkey’s endeavor in the field of development cooperation demonstrates its dedication to the global efforts aimed at the eradication of poverty and sustainable development for a better future for all.

Mr. Abdulahad said Turkey has highlighted that all people have the right to benefit from global wealth and prosperity it is in the interest of all to deal with poverty and global challenges is a moral obligation of the global community as well, there is a need for paradigm of development so as to achieve sustained, equitable and balanced growth for all.

TIKA’s role is to facilitate economic, commercial, technical, social, cultural and educational cooperation with developing countries via projects aimed at assisting the development of these countries. In accordance with this role, TIKA works to enhance infrastructure, improve living standards, provide vocational training and employment, protect monuments of joint heritage and culture, improve cultural relations, and provide information.