June 9, 2012 ·14 Comments
“Our people should rest assured that we are steadfastly working for the good of the country and as leaders, we appeal and urge for stability and calmness”.
The Vice President H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismael (Zailai) has embarked on a one week trip to Sweden on an official visit.
The VP who spoke with the The Horn Tribune last night from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a brief telephone conversation said that his delegation would have a hectic six day itinerary at the Swedish capital of Oslo courtesy of invitation by Somaliland Diaspora.
He revealed that his top priority for the mission was to lobby and solicit for investments prospects for the country.
H.E. Zailai said that he is scheduled to meet several members of the Swedish government and Parliament and also prospective investors amongst other officials.
He explained that he would discuss with the Swedish government issues pertaining to Somaliland economic development.
Asked by the editor Mohammed A. Egge on his message to Somalilanders concerning this trip, the VP quipped, “Our people should rest assured that we are steadfastly working for the good of the country and as leaders, we appeal and urge for stability and calmness”.
He was to jet out of Addis Ababa at mid night yesterday.
While at the Ethiopian capital, he met the Swedish and other European ambassadors whereby they discussed bilateral relations between the respective countries. He said that he met with the Ambassador UK to Ethiopia on Saturday.
Earlier on, prior to visiting Ethiopia the VP sojourned at Djibouti where he met both the President Ismael Omar Gelleuh and his Premier Dileita Mohammed Deleita. His entourage consisted of Deputy Public Works Minister Ali Abdi Sai’iq Presidential Political Adviser Mr. Abib Dirie Nour and Gabiley Deputy Mayor Khadra Haji Geid.
By M. A. Egge
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