Somaliland denies asking Libya to invite President Kahin for visit
HARGEISA, 5 FEB 2003--There is no truth in claims that President Riyale Kahin asked Libyan leader to invite him to visit his country as reported by the BBC, in a special interview with the Libyan ambassador to Mogadishu.
The Libyan ambassador said clearly during his visit to Somaliland, that he had a written invitation from the Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, but was told that the country was involved in elections and that it was unreasonable to expect that the invitation would be honoured. He was told that a response to the invitation would came at an opportune time.
Source: Radio Hargeysa