President holds crucial meeting with the heads of the Political Organizations


As he briefs them on SL-Ethiopian MoU and the summit on the resumption of Somaliland –Somalia Talks

By M.A. Egge

Hargeisa: The President of the Republic of Somaliland, H.E. Musa Bihi Abdi, on Sunday held a crucial meeting on briefings that lasted for several hours with the leaders of the ten political organizations that participated in the Somaliland National Party elections (hence became eligible to vie for the top three spots of becoming official national parties), while the two national official opposition parties that were invited to the meeting did not attend it.

The news was contained in a Presidential presser dated 7th January 2024 signed by the director of Presidential Media Nassir Yusuf Dahir.

The press release noted that the President of the Republic of Somaliland gave a general briefing to the leaders of the political organizations on the general situation in the country, and informed them about the historic Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Somaliland and the Federal Government of Ethiopia.

Similarly he briefed the political organizations’ leaders on the resumption of the Somaliland –Somalia Talks which took place in a summit held in Djibouti.

On their part, the leaders of the political organizations presented their views on the consensus agreement, as well as giving and contributing on suggestions as per the official agreement which was adopted conceitedly.

The meeting reportedly also dwelt on the upcoming national elections.

The president was flanked at the meeting by the chairman of the Kulmiye party who is also the Minister of Internal Affairs of Somaliland, Hon. Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, the first deputy chairman of the Kulmiye party, Abdiaziz Mohamed Samale, the second deputy chairman of the Kulmiye party, Mr. Ahmed Abdi Hussein (Ahmed Abdi Deere), the secretary of the Kulmiye party Faisal Abdirahman Madar, Minister of Livestock and Rural Development, Hon. Said Sulub Mohamed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Isse Keyd Mohamud, Chairman of the Refugees and Displaced Persons Organization, Mr. Abdikarim Ahmed Mohamed (Hinif),

On the part of the political organizations, the meeting was attended by chair leaders of Barwako, Dr. Mohamed Abdi Gabose, Shacabka, Dr. Mohamed Mohamud Kaahin, Tlo-wadag, Mr. Ibrahim Mahdi Bubaa, Rejo, Abdilahi Ahmed (Dahab), Ogal, Mrs. Rooda Abdi Muse, Horseed Mr. Abdilahi Iman Derawal, Deputy Chairman of Mideeye, Mr. Abdiqani Guled Mohamed , the deputy chairman of the Kaah association, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim Habbane, the general secretary of Hilaac, Dr. Fosi Mohamud Qofal, general secretary Ogaal, Mr. Abdikhaliq Abdullahi Mohamed and general secretary of political organizations Hamza Hassan Ahmed.