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Regional Somali Language Academy Launched in Djibouti

28 Jun 2013 | Djibouti | Source : AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Djibouti's Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Culture and Waqf and the Somali-Speaking PEN Centre of Djibouti held an opening ceremony Wednesday (June 26th) for the first regional Somali language academy, Djibouti's La Nation reported.

Minister of Islamic affairs Aden Hassan Aden, Somalia's Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications Abdullahi Ilmoge Hirsi, Somaliland regional Minister of Culture Abiib Diriye Nur and Vice President of the Somali region of Ethiopia Abdihakim Igal Omar attended the event at the Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti, as did about 50 prominent Somali-speaking intellectuals from the region and abroad.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh met with the visiting officials before the ceremony to commend their efforts towards the preservation of the Somali language.