Hargeisa (SD) – A ceremony marking the 61st anniversary of Somaliland’s independence from the Great Britain was held at the Presidential Palace last night.
The 61st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Somaliland from the United Kingdom was attended by the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, the Vice President, Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail (Saylici), the Speaker of the House of Elders and Representatives, Suleiman Mohamud Aden and Mr. Bashe Mohamed Farah, Chairman of the Supreme Court, Lawyer Adan Haji Ali Ahmed, Leaders of the three national parties KULMIYE, WADDANI and UCID, Ambassadors, UAE, Ethiopia, Taiwan and Djibouti to Somaliland, international delegates from Guinea Bissau, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, diplomats and ambassadors, cabinet members, parliamentarians, government directors and many other dignitaries.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland, Mr. Bashe Mohamed Farah, addressed the ceremony, explaining Somaliland’s failed union with the Southern Administration that led to its re-independence, after the failure of the goal of unity, underlining that the Somaliland community During the more than sixty years since their independence they have inherited experience, patience and maturity in all aspects.
The Speaker of the House of Elders of the Republic of Somaliland, Mr. Saleban Mohamud Aden, on his part congratulated the people of Somaliland on their national independence day, and called on them to preserve their sovereignty and be patient in the face of any challenge, and made it clear to Somalia that Somaliland is not interested in unity.
The President of the Republic of Somaliland, HE Muse Bihi Abdi, delivered a wide-ranging speech highlighting the importance of Somaliland’s Independence Day on 26 June, noting the difficulties Somaliland faced in its quest for to form a greater Somalia.
The President pointed out that the weak Somali government has waged a direct war against the Republic of Somaliland, It has imposed economic sanctions and is fighting other development projects in Somaliland, including DP World’s Berbera port expansion.
Finally, at twelve o’clock in the Horn of Africa, the flag of the Republic of Somaliland was hoisted.
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