Hargeisa(SD)-Somaliland Foreign Minister Yasin Haji Mohamud Hirir (Faratoon) has sent his resignation letter to President Muse Bihi.
The decision by the Somaliland Foreign Minister is the second time he wants to resign and reported his resignation to the Somaliland president.
According to Hadhwanaagnews reports, Mr. Faraton’s resignation was due to medical issues and that he was unable to carry out his duties, and that his private doctor in the UK had advised him to resign from his political career.
Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi has once again dismissed the resignation of the foreign minister, and calling on the foreign minister to carry on.
The foreign minister’s appointment came at a time when President Muse Bihi was traveling to the eastern regions, with his intent to silence opposition in Sool and Sanaag regions.
Minister of Foreign Affairs has not appeared in recent international meetings with Somaliland officials, missing out on the recent meetings of the European Union, the United Nations and donors supporting Somaliland in elections and democracy.
Somaliland’s criticism of the government of President Muse Bihi over the quality and expertise of the cabinet, and will only increase is with the resignation of Minister Faraton.
There are also reports from the government of President Muse Bihi that they are planning to resign and some have submitted their demands.
President Muse Bihi’s ruling style seems to be an authoritarian and the question is how long can one man rule can work for the young unrecognized state.