The President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi is leaving for Saudi Arabia tomorrow on official invitation from the Kingdom to attend the Hajj.
Sources close to Somaliland Presidency confirm to Somaliland Chronicle that President Bihi and members of his delegation will be travelling on Somaliland passport. This will be President Bihi’s first visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
President will be accompanied by two members of his cabinet, the Minister of Interior Affairs Mr. Mohamed Kahin Abdi and the Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowment Sheikh Khalil Abdilahi Ahmed.
News of President’s Hajj attendance was widely speculated in Somaliland media where some outlets reported communication between the President and the Kingdom on travel logistics and possible audience with the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends invitations to heads of states from muslim countries to attend the Hajj. Last year, Vice President Saylici attended the Hajj on similar invitation.