Friday, September 02, 2005

Somaliland President receives EU poll observers

The president of the Republic of Somaliland, Hon Dahir Riyale Kahin, today held a meeting with a visiting delegation from countries and organizations that would assist Somaliland in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

The leader of the delegation, who represents the EU, Richard second name indistinct, told the president that the visit was related to observing the forthcoming parliamentary elections, which he described as historic.The EU official said his team had already held talks with Somaliland's electoral commissioner, civil society groups, the interior minister, women and members of political parties. He said they were happy with the way things were being conducted.

For his part, the president of the republic thanked the delegation for the assistance it had extended to Somaliland, particularly to the electoral commission, saying it was necessary and badly needed in the country.

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