Somaliland: Army Boss Makes Unexpected Visit to Ethiopia
Somaliland Chief of Staff Major General Ismael Shaqale and the chief of operations for Somaliland forces Brigadier General Abdullah Haji Jama accompanied by unspecified number of senior officers have left the country headed to Ethiopia.
Although the exact reason of the visit is still unclear unconfirmed sources indicated top military officers representing both countries are thought to be holding discussions on how to find ways of strengthening existing military cooperation between the two countries.
The visit to neighboring Ethiopia by top echelons in Somaliland army comes amid the recent awarding of ranks to senior officers by President Silanyo which introduces the previously absent administrative leadership structure that not only marks categorical status while instilling discipline amongst the ranks, but is also an incentive catalyst of (and for) enhancing performance within the service by individual servicemen.
Every year Somaliland sends more 150 cadets to the Combined Army Academy in Awash, Ethiopia and Somaliland cadets are known for performing exemplary well in Ethiopian Military Academies.
Goth M Goth