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​Somaliland: President Silanyo returns home after medical trip abroad


HARGEYSA, Somalia - Somaliland President, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud "Silanyo" and a delegate he was leading has returned to the state capital, Hargeisa after a two-week long medical trip in UAE, Garowe Online reports.

President Silanyo was warmly welcomed by several government officials, Ministers, and members of the Parliament upon arriving at Egal International Airport as he walked from his plane, along with first lady.

Speaking to the Media, Hussein Adan Ige (Deyr), a spokesman for the Presidency said Silanyo had undergone surgery for an unspecified type of disease at a hospital in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE.

"Somaliland President has returned home from a trip in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and he underwent a successful minor surgery in Abu Dhabi. He is healthy and back to Hargeisa," he added.

Silanyo left Somaliland for UAE in August 18, 2017.

The president's spokesman clarified that Silanyo will soon resume his constitutional duties, including organizing a peaceful Presidential election as he already signed the ballot to be held by the November deadline.

Somaliland, located in northwestern Somalia declared its independence from the rest of the country as a de facto sovereign state in 1991 but it has not been recognized internationally yet.


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