Somaliland president congratulates Iranian
president and scientists
Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 4, 2009 President of Somaliland Dahir R
Kahin sent his congratulations on Tuesday to Iran's aerospace scientists
and the current president of Iran Ahmadinejad after the safe and
successful launch of communications satellite Omit ('Hope') into orbit.
In his message, Kahin noted the immense need of Middle East and Africa
for 'modest access to communications technologies' to cater for the
growing telecom and communications market currently serviced and
supplied at higher rates.
Omid lifted off half an hour after the daily sunset prayer called
Maghrib from its launch pad having been well ahead of the scheduled
launch by almost four weeks. In 2008, Iran announced future plans to
send man into space within the next ten years.
Somaliland president himself survived a vote of confidence by his
political party on the same day, continuing his chairmanship for the
second term. His country is set to hold presidential elections this year
as it enters its 18th anniversary since Somaliland declared unilateral
independence from former Somali Democratic Republic.
Source: PR inside