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Somaliland American Council Criticizes Report By UN Official
Issue 324
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Somaliland American Council Criticizes Report By UN Official

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Washington , March 29, 2008 (SL Times) – The UN Secretary General Report (S/2008/178) submitted on March 14, 2008 to the Security Council authored by Mr. Ahmed Ould Abdallah, Special Representative for Somalia; stated that Mr. Abdallah “attempted to visit Hargeysa “ Somaliland” but was prevented from doing so by security concerns”. Mr. Abdallah has not been truthful with the Security Council about the security in Somaliland particularly Hargeysa.

We cannot explain what prompted Mr. Ahmedou Ould Abdallah to make this outrageous claim, which cannot be further from the truth. Fortunately, Hargeysa was secure enough during the time covered in this report; that it was received a visit from no one else other Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary for Bureau of African Affairs from State Department of the United Stated. Dr. Frazer has spent one entire day in Hargeysa, and had meetings with the political parties, parliament leaders, and President Dahir Rayale. Also, Hargeysa has received visitors from World Bank, European Commission representative in Nairobi, UK Ambassador to Ethiopia, Delegation from Arab League, and many more.

Security in Hargeysa is good enough that Dr. Frazer made historical Visit:

Mr. Ahmedou Ould Abdallah claimed security was not good enough for him to visit.

Mr. Abdallah’s report shall not be trusted by the Security Council, because his assertions on the security of Somaliland are not true, and the Security Council shall question his motive for making this untrue statement. We call on the Security Council members to ask Mr. Abdallah, how come the security in Somaliland was good enough for Dr. Frazer to spend an entire day in Hargeysa during the time this report covers; when he is making the claim that “lack of security prevented him from visiting Somaliland” in the report. We trust the members of the Security Council will conclude Dr. Frazer’s visit to Hargeysa provides enough evidence to disprove Mr. Abdallah’s assertions.

This shows to you that Mr. Abdallah is dead wrong in this report about Somaliland and we invite Mr. Abdallah to visit Hargeysa before his next report to experience its security.

Rashid Nur
Somaliland American Council



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