Sana’a ‚Äî The president of Puntland state government in Somalia met with President of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Yemeni Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Wednesday to discuss security and economic relations, Garowe Online reports.
Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole arrived in Sana’a on Tuesday, accompanied by Health Minister Ali Abdullahi Warsame and Security Minister Khalif Isse Mudan. President Hadi of Yemen received the Puntland delegation at the State House in Sana’a.
Puntland sources said that discussions with Yemeni government leaders covered a range of issues, including cooperation between Yemen and Puntland in counter-terrorism, anti-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, and economic cooperation in banking, fisheries and aviation sectors.
President Farole commended Yemen for hosting tens of thousands of Somali refugees and pledged to strengthen cooperation in security and economic ties. The Puntland delegation led by President Farole has visited a number of countries and engaged in high-level meetings in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, UAE, Belgium, and currently Yemen.