Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire is expected to pay his first visit to Puntland, a Federal member State in northeastern Somalia, sources at his office revealed.
No date has been set for the PM’s departure, but, reports say he will arrive in Garowe in the next days before the end of July.
The trip of the Prime Minister is based on the attendance of the commemoration event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Puntland establishment on 1st August 2018.
During his stay, the PM will hold talks with Puntland President, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas and other regional officials in Garowe city, according to the reports.
Relations between Puntland and the central government has been uneasy since the SFG maintained neutrality in the diplomatic spat between the Gulf countries last year.