Thursday December 29, 2022
Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and his counterpart, Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Intergovernmental Somali Language Academy in Mogadishu.
President Mohamud said the centre would be instrumental in preserving the Somali language and culture.
"The Somali language is the common thread that binds the Somali people together. It is the sole record that contains knowledge of culture, history, and tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is what distinguishes us from other nations throughout the world."
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud thanked President Ismail Omar Guelleh and the government of Djibouti for their role in implementing this project.
Other leaders in attendance included the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hamse Abdi Barre, Kenya's Minister of Defense, Aden Barre Duale, and Ministers and MPs from the Federal Government of Somalia.