Vice-president H E Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismael Sayli’i was the chief guest at this year’s Hargeisa International Book Fair. The event held annually by Somaliland Cultural Centre brings together authors around the world to show-case their work.
Speaking at the Book Fair the vice-president said, “Today is a great day for us to come to participate in the 15 anniversary of Hargeisa International Book Fair”.
The VP congratulated the founder of Somaliland Cultural Centre Dr. Jama Musa Jama for his vision to create this marvelous International platform for authors and cultural ambassadors.
He said that the Director of the Hargeisa Cultural Centre had transformed it to what it is today, an international bonanza for authors.
He praised Director Jama for promoting Somaliland internationally.
Vice President said, “Hargeisa International Book Fair has made it possible for international friends of Somaliland to come to a visit the country. Many intellectuals have also come to share their experience and expertise.”
At the opening various government officials, Hargeisa Mayor and diplomats from England and Taiwan and Dahabshil made speeches that praised the 15th anniversary of HIBF, and called to take advantage of it.
Teenagers who are overwhelmingly interested in culture & writing have filled the center, and anticipate attending during the six days.