Thursday 16 July 2020- Somali Top News
Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah was laid to rest on Thursday in his home town of Garowe, the capital city of Puntland where a state funeral was held with the attendance of senior officials from the Federal Government of Somalia and Puntland.
Among the dignitaries attended the funeral were the current Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Kheyre, Speaker of the Senate Abdi Hashi Abdullahi and Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni, members of his cabinet and among others.
Early today , Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo attended the Janaza prayer of former # Somalia’s PM Hassan Abshir Farah at Mogadishu airport after his body was flown from Turkey on late Wednesday where he passed away due to illness.
Hassan Abshir Farah was the ninth Prime Minister of Somalia during the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) formed in Arta, Djibouti under President Abdi Qasim Salad Hassan.
He had also served as the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and also some other regions of Somalia.