BBC Monitoring, 2 June 2005--A delegation headed by Imam Abbas, a Malian national and highly influential personality in Africa, arrived this evening at the Egal International Airport, Hargeysa.
Imam Abbas, who is on a four-day visit to Somaliland in order to familiarize himself with the situation there, will be holding talks with the country's authorities. Imam Abbas is currently the advisor to the presidents of South Africa and Nigeria on issues of political settlement in Africa.
Somaliland's Vice-President Hon Ahmad Yusuf Yasin, will tonight host dinner for the delegation at Hotel Mansur, Hargeysa. [Passage omitted]
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