Somalia: Puntland pres meets Kuwait emir, defends anti-piracy force

The president of Somalia’s Puntland government has met with Kuwait’s emir, while defending the establishment of an anti-piracy force, which is currently undergoing military training in Puntland State of northern Somalia, Radio Garowe reports.

Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Farole, President of Puntland

Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Farole was interviewed Thursday by the BBC Somali Service from Kuwait City, where the president’s delegation has been over the past week. The Puntland delegation includes: Interior Minister Gen. Abdullahi Jama Ilkajir; Petroleum Director Mr. Isse Dhollowaa; and Social Welfare Agency director, Mr. Abdishakur Mohamud Gurey.

President Farole expressed his gratitude to the “fantastic welcome” the Puntland government delegation received in Kuwait.

“We wish to thank the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who welcomed us and pledged to provide tangible development assistance to Puntland,” President Farole told the BBC interviewer.



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