Somaliland: Official Visit in Las Anod
A delegation of Somaliland officials have been welcomed on an official visit to the disputed town of
Below are extracts from an article published by Garowe Online:
A delegation from […] Somaliland arrived in the provincial town of
Bashi Mohamud Farah, second deputy Speaker of Somaliland's House of Representatives, told local press that the unannounced visit to the region is part the Somaliland administration's efforts to bring development initiatives to Las Anod.
Deputy Speaker Farah's delegation, which included Justice Minister Ahmed Hassan Ali, met with local leaders in Las Anod.
It was unclear if the
Delegation members told reporters that they plan to regularly conduct government affairs in Las Anod, noting that Puntland soldiers who used to stand in their way are no longer there.
Somaliland, the northwestern regions in
The […] region claims ownership of Sool and Sanaag regions under colonial-era boundaries, but neighboring semiautonomous Puntland administration forcefully evicted
Officials in the Puntland capital, Garowe, said Puntland troops in the Las Anod area were redeployed to other regions, including the Somali capital
The two sub-regions fought bloody wars several times along their unofficial border, including a single-day battle in Sanaag region three months ago.