Hargeysa, Somaliland, August 6, 2011 (SL Times) –
Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Sillanyo departs today on a mission
to the People’s Republic Of China with the aim of securing Chinese
investments in projects in Somaliland.
According to one of Somaliland officials, the president will meet with
figures in the Chinese government as well as leaders of major companies
to discuss trade and cooperation in the sectors of energy and
The trip, Sillanyo’s first to China since becoming Somaliland’s
president last year, will include a stop in Addis Ababa where he is
expected to discuss with Ethiopian officials the deepening of bilateral
relations between the two neighboring countries.
An aid to the president said that during this visit Mr. Sillanyo also
seek Chinese technical assistance and expertise particularly in the
areas of water and agriculture development and road construction as