Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2013

Somaliland:President Silanyo Meets with Visiting Islamic Development Bank Officials

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By Goth Mohamed Goth

President H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud ( Silanyo) today d at the Presidential Palace received Islamic Development Bank delegation who is currently visiting the country.

The Islamic Development Bank delegation has been in the past four days visiting the various projects they support which are connected with land improvement and public health services in the country.

President Silanyo during the meeting said, “On behalf of the people of Somaliland I extended my gratitude to the Islamic development bank for the continued support in funding much needed development projects in the country. The Islamic Development Bank is currently funding ongoing rehabilitation projects in the Hargeisa Group Hospital, and also Hargeisa and Gabiley orphanages.

Presidential spokesman Ahmed Saleban Dhuxul said that the President Silanyo and the delegation agreed to enhance future cooperation between Somaliland and the Islamic development bank.

In line with its continued support to the people of Somaliland, the Islamic Development Bank is currently continuing follow-up of its various projects in the country worth around US$ 450,000. They mainly comprise supplying orphanages, hospitals and schools in Hargeisa, and other parts of the country with medicine, medical equipment, and other much needed items. It is also following up on the progress of the delivery of supplies and equipment to women empowerment centers in different Somaliland cities.

President Silanyo was during the meeting flanked by Vice President Hon Abdurrahman Abdullah Ismael (Saylici), Minister Foreign Hon Mohamed Bihi Yonis and Finance Minister Hon Abdi Aziz Muhammad Samaale to name a few.

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  1. mohamed cheers says:

    Nice to see that the IDB is engaged in important projects in Somaliland.
    Hopefully, the Saudis would show more interests to take part in helping the Somaliland quest
    for development and fullscale recognition as Sovereign State based on the Somaliland
    jurisdiction Independence of 26 June 1960 and again 18 may 1991. The Somalilanders had
    long history with the Saudi Kingdom since 1936. Even the Somalilanders were good to the
    stranded Kuwaits during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. The WWi+WWii saw somalilanders
    helping the British and the French and the Saudi Kingdom. Now it's Somaliland aching for
    their compensation and to deny a friend inneed is down right ridiculous and mean..

  2. KULUC says:

    Islamic Development Bank has the ability to fulfil, in Somaliland, humanitarian projects bigger than this, There is a reason that Bank cannot carry out bigger projects in Somaliland, and it is because the current administration is corrupt. Hargeisa Airport sets the example.

  3. Omer Hussein Dualeh says:

    Saudi Arabia will not help Somaliland, because Somalia silly government has done what they can, to whisper in their ears, that the people of Somaliland and their government is under their control, but waiting to establish security in Somalia, and then concur Somaliland. Saudis support this wishful thinking. I personally do not believe that most of the Arabs will understand or support, the Somaliland right of self determination and history of this country, since Arabs do not read the history of their surroundings.

    Saudis only know our livestock and nothing else. All you see from that country is view religions scholars who are determine to spread the Wahhabism, and nothing else. If they read the history, they should have known that the Grand Shariif of Mecca was the ruler of this country before the Ottoman concurred the Islamic world.

    My people have done a lot for Arabs during the history, but they careless of our people. Somaliland have fought shoulder to shoulder with King Abdulaziz, when he was creating that country well before 120 years back. Mr.Moshe Dayan once said Arabs do not read, and if they read they do not understand.

    • mohamed cheers says:

      my friend don't look backwards instead look forwards. The 21st Century is beginning to show
      that the whole world is beginning to change and right now the Arab Springs are in serious
      political turmoil including the Saudis. Many underdeveloped Countries including Somaliland
      stands better opportunities. Am with Khalid who replied to your comment concerning the Saudis.
      Somaliland is a neutral Country and has open policies to all the IC globalized Village
      but also has many allied friends, including the new Saudia, so to speak. Somaliland is on
      the right track and am for the heck of it all, not least worried.

  4. Omer Hussein Dualeh says:

    Cheers & Khalid. I would like to tell you that I have lived in the Arabia Gulf for 36 years and I know the way they think and act. Arabs are one ways street, the whoever whispers first dominates their mind, hence, I have already said the livestock they buy from us is their leisure and not that they are helping us. ook back the history of this particular subject, Saudi Arabia had boycotted the export of our livestock for very long time, due to the reason of short sightedness and political miscalculations, but late found that they do not have a choice, after Australia Rams were found sick and unfit for human consumption.

    Please look back the history of these people and how Saudi Arabia does not care for Muslims, but instead fight against them. Look what they are doing to Islamic Republic of Iran, and how they oppose that Iran can have a peaceful Nuclear Power. That is Saudi Arabia, and as I said before, they are good in spreading WAHHABISM and nothing else.

    • mohamed cheers says:

      My friend, I hate to say but your comments support that ediot Amin who has been chasing
      us around here and there. Take it easy my friend and let it go.

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