September 14, 2011

On September 14, the Ansari Africa Center hosted a briefing by Kadir Abdirahman Mohamud, special envoy of the President of Puntland State of Somalia, on recent developments in Somalia in general and the autonomous Puntland region in particular. Kadir Mohamud’s prepared remarks were followed by a discussion with experts from the U.S. government, think tanks, and the NGO community that focused on piracy, foreign assistance, and Puntland’s relationship with its neighbors. The special envoy’s visit at the Atlantic Council followed several meetings he had with members of Congress to explore further opportunities for cooperation between the U.S. government and the Puntland state administration.