US state dept security men aiding Huda Barkhad to a waiting state department limousine
President Rayale with Deputy Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Africa, Mr. James Sworn
Washington DC, 13 January 2008 - The Somaliland delegation led by President Dahir Rayale Kahin visited yesterday all the United States monument and memorial in Washington DC and the surrounding areas.
The President's envoy and under close security detailed visited Mount Vernon, the home and farm of America's first President George Washington, the Lincoln memorial, the Vietnam War memorial and many other areas of historical interest.
The President's delegation arrived in Washington on Friday evening, and were met at Dulles International by senior members of the United States State Department, including the Deputy Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Africa, Mr. James Sworn, State Department Protocol officers and members of the diplomatic security detail.
The President's delegation includes, Huda Barkhad, Abdillahi Mohamed Duale, Abdi Haibe and Ahmed Hassan Ali, respectively Somaliland's ministers for Foreign Affairs, Health and Justice. The deputy minister for Planning, Ahmed Hashi Abdi and the President's private secretary, Ahmed Mohamed Isse.
Dr. Sa'ad Sheikh Osman Nur
Representative of the Republic of Somaliland in the United States of America.
Source: Somaliland Times