By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Speaker of Somaliland national Assembly Hon Abdurrahman Mohamed Abdullah “Cirro” currently touring the United Arab Emirates on Friday met with the Arab league official Mr. Ahmed Al Jarwani.
The Secretary General of the Arab league Mr. Ahmed Al Jarwani received in his offices the speaker of Somaliland National Assembly ,the two discussed matters of mutual interest including Somaliland history since 1960 to the present day.
The speaker of Somaliland national Assembly Hon Abdurrahman Mohamed Abdullah discussed with Mr. Ahmed Al Jarwani issues pertaining Somaliland recognition and development during the meeting in Abu Dhabi,U.AE.
Hon Cirro presented to the Arab league official Mr. Ahmed Al Jarwani Somaliland case and its quest for self-determination begin since it gained independence as an independent nation and to the times of the ill-fated , even though to date diplomatic recognition has not been achieved. Somaliland has its own constitution and has already held two presidential and three local government elections in what international observers termed as the most free and fair electoral process in the whole of Africa not to mention 97% of its people voted YES during the referendum held in 2001.
Somaliland speaker went on to say “Since Somaliland broke away from the union with the Somali military government led by Siyad Barre back in May 1991, Somaliland has overcome many hurdles with major rebuilding of the country’s infrastructure starting from bottom after everything was completely destroyed including shelters, schools, hospitals, roads as well as other buildings in almost every
Hon Cirrro told the Arab League official that It is a high time the Arab League opened a new chapter with Somaliland which it has been waiting for a long time for the organization to see the facts on the ground.
On his part the Speaker of the 22 state Arab League said, “I am glad to meet you and I must acknowledge I have being enlighten through our meeting and I promise to presented Somaliland case to the Arab league and I hope today’s meeting will be the first of many to come .,