Marking the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the Somaliland Armed Forces, celebrations were held at the head quarter of the Security Forces in Hargeisa, with the participation of the President of the Republic Somaliland H.E Muse Bihi Abdi, the commanders of the armed forces, and members of the cabinet ministers and other distinguished guests and dignitaries.

Alluding the status of Somaliland Armed Forces, the President remarked that the security forces of Somaliland have made substantial progress and brought a prevalent peace, seeking service rather than riches.

During the festivities, President Bihi congratulated to all ranks of police officers, their spouses and their families in the commemoration of 27 years of dedicated service, “adding that the nation supports them.

Reiterating that Somaliland is acknowledged as a bastion of tranquility in a turbulent region, the head of state avowed this was courtesy of the soldiers who have over the years maintained their oath of service even in the face of insurmountable obstacles.

President Bihi has also lauded the exemplary role of both the ruling party and the national opposition parties for being “hands in glove” when it comes to national matters.

Said he, “I hereby express my genuine gratitude to my Fellow Somalilanders for keeping the solidarity of this nation – we have heard your advice – we have resolved our pressing issues.”

Following the Guurti announcement of the local government and parliamentary elections schedule, President Bihi accorded commendation for their laudable decision.