By M.A. Egge
Hargeisa –The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo jetted back into the country yesterday morning after a fruitful official trip to Paris that lasted exactly these weeks.
“We met with top French ministers, senators and sections of their civil members and business fraternity”, said the Head of State to the media at the airport’s VIP lounge upon arrival.
He said that they were warmly received by top Bolore Africa Group executives with whom they had detailed discussions concerning the capacity building and the management of the Berbera ports authority to make it in tune with international standards.
“We discussed about Berbera Port with Bolore executives”, said the President, and added, “while I was accompanied by some members of (SL ) cabinet”.
H.E. Silanyo expressed his admiration of Somalilanders abroad regarding to their love for their country and patriotism.
“While in the UK, I met with their Diaspora community who showed readiness to participate in either the Erigavo road construction or other developmental projects in the country”, said the President.
He said that their patriotism was quite elaborate and that they wanted the best for their country.
He further said that wherever he met the Diaspora community he impressed upon them the need for their support.
The President who was highly welcomed back was quite jovial hence greeted members of the public who lined up along all the roads from the airport to the State House.
He was so heartened that he had to salight from his vehicle to shake hands with the enthusiastic crwds notably people with disabilities.
He was received by the V.P. H.E. Abdirahman Ismael, senior cabinet and military members, MPs (from both houses of the National Assemblies Parliament), several traditional leaders and senior government officers.
The President was accompanied by the First Lady Amina Haji Mohammed Jirde.