President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Arrives in Garowe
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday arrived in Garowe for a working tour of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland where he is expected to hold several stakeholder meetings with officials of the state.
The Head of State landed at General Maxamed Abshir Airport, on Thursday afternoon.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was well received at the state’s capital where he assured the residents of his commitment to unite the nation.
State leaders led by President Said Abdullahi Deni and Vice President Ahmed Karash received the head of state and his delegation.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is expected to hold talks with Puntland regional leader, Saed Abdullahi Deni and other regional state leaders during his stay.
The discussions are expected to focus on the security, development and cooperation between the federal government and the regional states.
President Hassan will also meet the politicians, elders and civil society and members in Puntland state.
This is his first trip to the state since assuming office in June. The head of state has previously visited Galmudug and South West State, who together with Jubaland and Hirshabelle form Somalia’s federal member states.