Somaliland President Lands in the US on his first Trip

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi, leading a delegation of government officials and representatives of business companies, arrived in Washington in his first visit to the United States since he had assumed office in 2017, state TV reported on Sunday.

Bihi, accompanied by the Ministers of Interior, Information and Trade, and other top officials, departed Egal International Airport in Hargeisa on Saturday. He transited at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport where he held talks with Ethiopian officials.

He is due to give a keynote speech at Heritage Foundation on Tuesday during he will focus on “the great potential that exists in stronger ties between the US and Somaliland”.

Speaking to reporters in Hargeisa on Saturday, the Minister of Information Saleban Ali Kore said the President had received an official invitation from the United States before a landmark trip and would hold talks with American officials on key bilateral issues.


Bihi and his delegation will also pitch investment opportunities to the US and will discuss “everything in the interest of Somaliland” during meetings, he added.


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