The head of the Republic of Somaliland H.E Musa Bihi Abdi has hosted a presidential dinner in honor of the visiting writers, researchers and artist gracing the Hargeisa International Book Fair, Somaliland News Agency (SOLNA).
The national dinner was held at the presidential palace. The head of state was flanked by some members of his cabinet, politicians and the chairman of Hargeisa Cultural Centre Mr. Jama Musa Jama. The Cultural Centre hosted the international book fair.
Speeches were made highlighting the development milestone Somaliland had stridden without any outside help.
Also in attendance were hundreds of foreigners who had come to Somaliland for the first time others the second or third tour. Those on their maiden tour were perplexed by Somaliland culture of hospitality to guests.
The chairman of Hargeisa Cultural Centre who was first to speak at the venue said that his center is doing all in her power to sell Somaliland to the world as the heartbeat of culture. He added the Hargeisa Cultural Centre vision is to market Somaliland as a safe haven for peace, security and prosperity. He went on to say the center will make sure that visitors to Somaliland understand that the country is open to business.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed that Somaliland is a country at peace. Somaliland is a country that loves international peace and development and wants to be one of the nations of the world. He said; “Our nation is democratic and aspires to join the global community as an independent sovereign state.” Somaliland is yet to be recognized but confident that one day the world will follow suit.
The president shared with the visitors that Somaliland has built peace from scratch and has experience in peace building and conflict resolution. It started rebuilding from ground zero without significant outside help.