Somaliland: President Receives UK Secretary of State for Defence

The British Secretary of State for Defence and MP for South Staffordshire, Gavin Alexander Williamson, arrived in Somaliland, Sunday, on an official visit during which the Minister will touch base with a number of key institutions that benefit from UK support – one way or the other.

The Somaliland Minister for Defence, Essa Ahmed Yussuf ‘Hawar’, and the Army Commander Nouh Ismail Tani, met the delegation at the Hargeisa International Airport upon arrival.

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, received the delegation at his office.

According to a press statement which the Presidency released after the meeting, the talks centered on strengthening bilateral relations on many spheres building on a strong bond that already exists between the two countries.

Minister Gavin visited the Somaliland Army Command, the Officers’ Mess quarters and the Coast Guards where, in each place, he held side meetings with the Somaliland Minister of Defence, Essa Hawar, the Somaliland Army Chief of Staff, Nouh Tani,  and Admiral Mohamed Farah Hirane of the Coast Guards.

  Source:- Somtribune news