HARGEISA — Somaliland minister of information has for the first time revealed in a press release that members of his government will be attending the upcoming Istanbul conference in Turkey scheduled for this Thursday (31st May).
Hon Abdi Yusuf Ducale said the government will be attending the first phase of the Istanbul summit this after the government of turkey extend an invitation to the government of Somaliland.
The information minister said the government of Turkey has made clear to us that the government of Turkey will be deal separately with the government of Somaliland.
Abdi Yusuf stated that during the Istanbul II summit they will be holding discussions on issues pertaining on how to enhance development and economical aid in areas such as energy, water, logistics and security.
The Minster of information said the President of Somaliland has appointed four cabinet ministers in his government to represent Somaliland in the meeting. He said the president enlisted Mohamed Omar Abdillahi, minister of foreign Affairs, Sa’ad Ali Shire, minister of national planning, Ahmed Abdi Habsade, minister of housing and public works and Hussin Abdi Duale, minister of energy and water resources.
Lastly the Minister of information said Somaliland will not be attending the second phase of the summit which deals with issues pertaining the UN sponsored road map which Somaliland is not part of.
Goth Mohamed Goth
May 27, 2012