SOMALIA: Puntland President to visit Mogadishu
Garowe (RBC) The new president of Puntland State of Somalia Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas is supposed to visit Mogadishu to attend the funeral of the deceased former Prime Minister of Somalia Abdirisak Haji Hussein who has passed away in USA, RBC Radio.
Late Hussein’s body will be flown back to Mogadishu for burial as the Federal Government of Somalia announced national memorial days to be held in Mogadishu, the country’s capital.
According to government sources in Garowe, President Abdiweli Gaas will be traveling to Mogadishu after his scheduled address to the Puntland Parliament where he will present his new cabinet for endorsement.
The ties between the Mogadishu-based Somali Government and Puntland, a northeastern state under the Federal Government has been cut for nearly a year following disputes between former Puntland President and the Federal Government’s top officials.
Puntland has elected a new president and vice president on January 8th this year with a new parliament and cabinet formed.
In his election victory in January, President Abdiweli Gaas whispered his willingness to restore the ties with the Federal Government with a condition of the Federal Government’s commitment to adhere the Federal Constitution.