On Tuesday, President Abdirahman Farole of Puntland returned to Garowe, after a long trip abroad.
During a press conference held in the presidential palace, Farole hailed the recent rescue of Hijacked ship MV QSM Dubai by the Puntland forces.
“…it is the third time that Puntland forces successfully rescue a hijacked vessel, this is a surprise to the world but no one is helping us to fight piracy….” Says President Farole who just returned from a trip to Turkey and UAE.
Mr.Farole called for the international community to help Puntland combat piracy. He says his government is against the payment of ransom, which he says will encourage more piracy in Somalia.
President Farole was among Somali delegates attending the Istanbul conference on Somalia, in May. He says the conference was an unique opportunity for Somalia, adding that his government was working hard to get more development projects to Puntland.