Former Somali Prime minister and one of the longest-serving Foreign affairs Omar arte Qalib has died.

Omar passed on Wednesday morning in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

 

Umar Arteh Ghalib was a prominent Somali politician. He was Prime Minister of the Somali Democratic Republic from January 24, 1991, to May 1993. previously he served as Foreign Minister from 1969 to 1977.

 

 

 

Umar Arteh Ghalib was born in British Somaliland in 1930. He is a member of theNuuh Ismail Sacad Muuse Habr Awal Isaaq clan and belonged to the United Somali Congress.

He underwent elementary and intermediate education in Hargeisa and completed his secondary education in Sheikh, and his higher education in England where he was educated at Bristol University in the UK.

Umar Arte started his career as a school principal, then as principal of Las Anod, Berbera and Hargeisa elementary schools, respectively.

Shortly before leaving for the United Kingdom in 1956, he was appointed Deputy Principal of Sheikh High School.

After succeeding in Sheikh, he left for England to get a higher education. Upon his return in 1958, he became the first principal of the Gabiley Boarding School.

From 1969 to 1977, He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs. As Minister of Foreign Affairs, in January 1972, he chaired the UN Security Council.

In 1972, during the Uganda-Tanzania war, he was the main mediator between Uganda and Tanzania. Hal alibi brought Somalia to the Arab League in 1974. As Somalia’s Foreign Minister.