The UN special Envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay today arrived in Hargeisa the headquarters of the Brake-away state of Somaliland, a day after celebrating the first United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s (UNSOM) anniversary in Garowe.
During the visit, – according to sources – the Envoy will meet Somaliland leaders including president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud Siilaanyo and a number of cabinet ministers to discuss chances of working together as well as the increase of UN engagement towards supporting Somaliland peace and stability.
“Somaliland has made tremendous progress in the last years, for which the Government and people deserve full credit.I am grateful for this opportunity to visit Somaliland to explore how we can deepen and strengthen the cooperation between UNSOM and the Somaliland authorities for the benefit of the people.” Mr Kay said.
The special representative was for two days in Puntland state where he participated a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of UNSOM. Earlier today he met with Puntland traditional elders at Puntland development research Center and discussed issues among them the formation of a unified administration for central Somalia regions.