Abdi Weli Gaas

Press Release

Garowe, May 21st, 2014; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif has called on partners and the donor community to support the Puntland State in its priorities and development goals.

Speaking during the Puntland Donor Roundtable Meeting, Ambassador Annadif noted that donor support is pivotal to the realization of Puntland’s immediate and long-term development needs, and creates an environment for sustainable peace and development in Somalia.

The AU Special Representative, the first AMISOM leader to travel to Garowe to engage on Puntland development issues, reiterated the importance of Puntland’s stability and its role in setting an example for the rest of Somalia. “I’m encouraged by the developments in Puntland. The last elections are significant proof of positive developments and I call on all Somalis to follow the example of Puntland.” he said.

On behalf of the Chairperson of AU Commission, Ambassador Annadif pledged the AU’s commitment to supporting the Puntland State in capacity building of its security forces especially training of the Police and the Army to tackle terrorism, piracy and human trafficking.

The Donor Roundtable Meeting which was officially opened by the President of the Puntland State of Somalia, H.E. Abdweli Mohammed Ali Gaas was attended by representatives from the donor community, the World Bank and the United Nations.


  1. Puntland is one trible majartens sun clan of Darood you can’t have a state on tribe that is helping racistism who kill they own fellow Somalis bring shame on us by piracy and terrorise Moqdisho

    • Jams go learn english or please stick to your somali language. you very handicap in writing because you can not differentiate between their and they. who kill they own fellow somalis ? or who kill their own fellow somalis. Somali by blood , I equally love somaliland and puntland despite being majerteen as clan. I am majerteen and i have not killed nobody and not advocated killing of any somalis. So fear your Allah and remember there will be day that you will be face your good and bad deeds.Generalization of sect of somalis is bad deed. When see fire you need to put off , not to increase flames.

      • @disqus_VFCTnb6v3t:disqus,
        Don’t pay too much attention to these less intelligent idoors we all know the leader of al shaythan is Ahemed Godane from Hargaysa who is terrorizing his own Hawiye cousins in Xamar and we all know the Hargaysa regime is funding and supporting terrorism in Puntland as well as south Somalia. So let these retarded idoors continue talking out of their asses and we will continue proving how stupid they are.

    • Waryaa, retarded idoor don’t you know the leader of al shathan terror is from your own idoor clan?