Somaliland: President Meets with ICRC delegates

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HARGEISA– President Bihi on Wednesday met with delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headed by its chief Mr. Simon Brooks.

The two sides concentrated on boosting strengthening ties and to open an office in Somaliland. The Head of State and Mr. Simon Brooks, ICRC chief raised in the discussion on the recent prisoners of war (POW) which had been captured during the recent clashes in Tuka Raq between Somaliland defense forces and Puntland militia.

Somaliland is praised for the treating with the POW’s as far as Tuka Raq war is concerned and is cooperating with the efforts of the int’l community to cease the hostilities between Somalia and Somaliland. Somaliland is obliged to abide by the Geneva convention which stipulates that POW’s have the right to be allowed that their family members should visit them at detention centers.

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