Somali Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation says, ‘Ethiopian Airlines does not comply the decision to suspend international flights’.

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Somali Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Mohamed Abdullahi Salat Omar for the first time talked about why Ethiopian Airlines failed to comply with the Somali government’s decision to suspend international flights to the country.

The minister acknowledged that the aircraft had been regularly scheduled to land in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and that the flight was canceled for a number of reasons, although the did not comply. The Somali government announced the decision to suspend domestic flights, and has already implemented a decision to suspend international flights, but Ethiopian Airlines, which has a regular passenger on board, has landed on flights. In Hargeisa, the country does not operate any aviation, except aircraft such as medicine and medical equipment.

Finally, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation has urged the Somaliland people to follow the instructions issued by the Ministry and pray that our country will be protected from the coronavirus that has plagued the world, “A widespread outbreak of the disease would be catastrophic to the people who are already vulnerable.”