SOMALILAND: President Bihi Hosts Visiting Malawian Foreign Minister
By Abdirisak Itaqile
Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -The President of the Republic of Somaliland, His Excellency Muse Bihi Abdi on Saturday met a high ranking Malawian delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malawi, Mr. Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka at the Presidential Palace in Hargeisa to discuss bilateral relations.
The meeting focused on the bilateral relations between the two countries as well as cooperation in various sectors of mutual interests.
At the meeting president Bihi was flanked by the Vice President of Somaliland, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Interior, Finance, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The visiting Malawian foreign minister is accompanied by an advisor to the President of Malawi, Mr. Martin Tom and William Bambi from Malawi’s Department of Foreign Affairs for Africa and the Middle East.
The President of the Republic of Somaliland briefed the delegation on the progress made by the Somaliland government and its people, noting that the people of Somaliland have not received their full recognition in Africa and the world, as they have fulfilled the requirements required.
For his part, the Malawian Foreign Minister thanked the President and the people of Somaliland for the warm welcome and conveyed his greetings from the President of Malawi.
During their stay, the visiting Malawian delegation will meet with various branches of government, observing Somaliland’s progress and democracy.
Somaliland and Malawi were both under British colonial rule in the colonial era, where Somaliland gained it’s independence on June 26, 1960 and Malawi gained it’s independence on July 6, 1964.