LASQORAY, Somalia Jun 17 2012 (Garowe Online) – Puntland
Minister of Ports and Counter Piracy visited the port town of Lasqoray, after
Puntland condemned attacks by Somaliland on the port city, Radio Garowe reports.
Minister Saeed Mohamed Ragge who led a delegation of Ministers and MPs visited the port town of Lasqoray
located in Sanaag region and is situated on the Red Sea.
The visit’s main purpose according to Minister Ragge, was to
monitor the ongoing project to upgrade the port in Lasqoray.
Minister Ragge expressed Puntland’s intentions of conducting more development projects in Lasqoray.
“It is an honor for me to be Lasqoray and I am pleased to
announce that attention of the Puntland government has focused on the town of Lasqoray and how we can further
it’s development,” said Minister Ragge.
The ongoing project was the center of an incident involving Somaliland naval forces who attacked a group of engineers
assessing the port earlier this month.
The Governor of Sanaag region Mohamed Said Nur, issued a
stark warning to Somaliland earlier this month, asking the breakaway region to
put an end to what he called ‘sabotage’ and stop interfering in Lasqoray
“We are asking those who are committing sabotage to the
development of Lasqoray to stop. Lasqoray is not a contested area and any
interference will be dealt with swiftly,” said Governor Nur.