Newly appointed UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Somalia discuss raft of issues with Puntland State President


The newly appointed UN Secretarary General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Catriona Lainga, who arrived in Garowe in Puntland State on her first visit has discussed a raft of issues with the Puntland State president Said Deni.

Issues discussed included how to resolve the conflict between Puntland State and the federal government of Somalia.

Catriona Lainga has welcomed the fact that the President of Puntland State was ready for discussions on federal issues and the completion of the interim constitution of Somalia.

“I am very happy to hear the president’s clear commitment to the dialogue as well as his role in the unity and completion of the Constitutional Review Process,” Said Catriona Lainga.

The United Nations envoy thanked the President of Puntland State for holding the elections that took place on May 15.

She also said that they welcome the completion of the remaining three constituencies.

The new Somalia envoy praised Puntland State for welcoming the people displaced by the conflict in Lascaanood town in Garowe.