Puntland President and Germany Foreign Ministry Delegation Meet

Published: May 14, 2010

The president of Puntland State, H.E Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud hosted in his office a delegation led by the Deputy Head of East Africa Division for the German Foreign Ministry Mr. Karsten Geier.
Mr. Geier arrived on Thursday, 13th –May, 2010 in Puntland on a two-day official visit.
The Purpose of this visit was to congratulate Puntland for the stability it has created in its territory and for its commitment to the creation of a strong federal system in Somalia.
During the meeting, the President’s discussions with the visiting delegation covered a wide range of issues and all the discussed issues were agreed upon by the parties.
Present at the meeting was the State Minister for Planning and International Cooperation, H.E Dr. Abdulkadir Abdi Hashi, the Chief of Cabinet Hon. Ali Barre and senior staff in the President’s office.
The delegation also visited key ministries where they held discussions with the Minister of Education H.E Mr. Abdi Farah Juha, the Minister for Environment H.E Mr. Abdigani Elmi, the Minister of Health H.E Dr. Ali Abdullahi Warsame and the deputy Minister of Livestock and Animal Husbandry Hon. Abdiweli Hirsi
Tomorrow, the delegation is expected to visit the Ministry of Public Works and Housing followed by a visit to the Ministry of Women Development and Family Affairs.
Furthermore, the delegation will visit Non-state actors and institutions in Puntland including, Puntland Development Research Center (PDRC), Puntland State University, Garowe General Hospital and Garowe International Airport among other places.
Mr. Karsten Geier will conclude his working visit to Puntland on Sunday.

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