Former Somali Foreign Affairs Minister says Somalia and its people is inseparable

Somalia's Foreign Minister Ismail Hurre Buba speaks during a news conference in Kenya's capital Nairobi September 18, 2006. A car bomb killed five people and wounded several others outside parliament in Somalia's provincial capital Baidoa on Monday in an assassination attempt on President Abdullahi Yusuf. Six attackers were killed in a gunbattle with Yusuf's bodyguards after the blast, Foreign Minister Ismail Hurre Buba told a news conference in Nairobi. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna (KENYA)

Former Somali Foreign Minister Dr Ismail Hurre Buba said the Somali people are resilient and cannot be divided.

Ismail Buba said in an interview that he believes the Somali people in the Horn of Africa are inseparable.

“Whoever hates me and those who hate me, Somalia cannot be divided. If we want a better life, we must unite,” said Ismail Hurre Buba.

He said that the destiny of Somalis in the Horn of Africa lies in the hands of a patriotic and selfless devoted leader who champions the unity of the people.

Buba has lived in Hargeisa in recent years and is a member of the Wadani opposition party.