Puntland State of Somalia
Government of Puntland State
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2010
Somalia: President of Puntland Meets TFG
Prime Minister in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti Ė The President of Pun tland
Government of Somalia, H.E. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Farole), has
met privately in Djibouti City with the newly-appointed Prime
Minister of the Transitional Federal Governme nt (TFG) of
Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi M ohamed (Farmajo).PM Faramajo
with Abdirahm an Farole of Puntland
President Farole of Puntland and his delegation in Djibouti, which
includes Puntlandís Interior Minister Hon. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama (Ilkajir),
were en route to returning home to Puntland after a successful trip
to Kenya, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
On Monday, the two leaders met for the first time face-to-face in
Djibouti City. Prime Minist er Farmajo and his delegation, which
includes the TFG Foreign Minister and Finance Minister, Hon. Mohamed
Abdullahi Oomar and Hon. Huss ein Abdi Halane, respectively, were
travelling to attend the 5th International Conferen ce on
Federalism, being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Puntlandís State Minister for Democratization Process and Federal
Affairs, Hon. Abdi Hassan Jima le, is also attending that same
conference in Addis Ababa along with a Federalism Expert from
The two leaders were initially joined in an informal meeting by the
delegation members for introdu ctions, but they subsequently
held a closed-door meeting which lasted for one hour. Discussions
included how to cooperate on key issues, namely security,
decentralization, and completion of the transitional tasks.
It was the first time Puntland President Farole met with the new TFG
Prime Minister Farmajo since the latterís appointment in October.
The Puntland Presidency