UN envoy arrives in Garowe, meets with Puntland president

A delegation led by Nicholas Haysom, the UN Special Representative for Somalia and head of the Assistance Mission UNSOM has arrived in Garowe, the capital of Puntland on Saturday.

Upon arrival, the UN envoy received a warm welcomed from state officials an cheering crowd before being escorted to the presidential palace, where he held talks with president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas.

The UN envoy and Puntland leader have discussed on two key issues, need for peace around the contested area of Tukaraq, and improving relations between Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States.

The visit is the latest in a string of trips the UN envoy is paying to the administrative capitals of the country’s regional states on a mission to defuse the current political crisis.


Source: somalipm.com

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