Puntland State of Somalia
Government of Puntland State


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  Pu ntland.

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.


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