Juba, South Sudan, July 9, 2011 (SL Times) Ė Somalilandís delegation
arrived in Southern Sudanís capital, Juba. The Somaliland delegation was
met at the airport by Sudanís foreign minister.
A team of journalists, including the editor-in-chief of the Somaliland
Times, Yusuf Gabobe, was part of the Somaliland delegation.
Later that evening, the President of South Sudan hosted the Somaliland
delegation for dinner.
The owner of the airline African Express, Captain Muse Bulhan, had made
available to President Ahmed Sillanyo, the airplane that flew him to the
Southern Sudanese capital. Only airplanes that were taking part in the
independence event were allowed to fly in South Sudanís airspace, and
President Ahmed Sillanyoís plane was one of them, whereas all other
commercial traffic was stopped until the independence ceremony was over.