The President of the Republic of Somaliland His Excellency Muse Bihi Abdi has departed today from Egal Internal Airport heading to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

A statement from the President’s Spokesman Mr. Mahamoud Warsame Jama stated that the visit is similar to previous visits by President to neighboring countries and that the President will meet with African leaders in Addis but did not elaborate on the purpose on this previously undisclosed visit.

Mr. Jama added that Somaliland’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Hon. Yasin Hagi Mohamoud Hiir (Faratoon) was already in Addis on diplomacy related matters.

According to Mr. Jama, the President’s delegation to Addis Ababa consists of the Ministers of Agricultural Development Hon. Ahmed Mumin Seed, the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Development Hon. Saeed Sulub Mohamed, the Minister of Somaliland Minister Of Parliament Coordination And Constitutional Affairs Hon. Mohamed Haji Adan Elmi and President’s Economic Adviser Mr. Osman Sheikh Ahmed.

President Bihi visited Addis Ababa on February 19, 2019 on official invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy.

The African Union Heads of State and Governments Summit is currently underway in Addis Ababa.

This is a developing story, we will update as we know more about the President’s visit.