Somaliland: Ambassadors Training Concludes with Commitment to Intensify Recognition Quest


Somaliland sun – The five days foreign policy dialogue cum representatives training come to a close in Hargeisa where it was unanimously agreed on the imperatives of intensified quest for the Somaliland international recognition as a sovereign country.

According to Somalilandsun sources the five days training concluded with a number of decisions to be used as impetus for intensified quest towards establishing the Somaliland flag as a permanent fixture in the international fora with among the consensus being

All the representatives to work towards ensuring that the national flag flies high in their areas of domain Re-establish cut diplomatic relations with South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Senegal and Nigeria Utilize the clout of Somalilanders holding senior positions in the Diaspora Take advantage of the esteem granted the country’s security Reconnect with friendly individuals in Mogadishu and utilize their services Strengthen national position during negotiations with SomaliaRepresentatives in foreign countries to work closely with members of the administration, political parties ruling and opposition as well as influential individuals.

The quasi ambassadors training was conducted by former finance minister Ambassador Awil Ali Duale assisted by Dr Hussein Bulhan and senior journalist Abdilahi Aden Omar ‘Wayab.

Upon conclusion the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation issued a press statement below tiled


Hargeisa, Somaliland, 16 December 2015 – Today marks the last of the five-day representatives training and foreign policy dialogue. The Foreign Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire said “our main mission is to be recognised by the international community which requires an enhanced cooperation between the government of Somaliland which does not only concern one individual but rather it’s a national concern.”

Regardless of having recognition or not will not stop the government of Somaliland providing good governance to the people of Somaliland. The Republic of Somaliland is a prosperous and peaceful nation that will continue to invest in maintaining peace. The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Adan Ismail thanked the participants for attending this last day of the conference and their contributions which was overall remarkable.

This meeting ended with the Foreign Minister handing over award of certificates to the representatives of Somaliland. “This conference was very engaging and was a success which was also the first to ever witness all of my colleagues under one roof,” said the representative in UK Ali Adan Awale.

Issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Republic of Somaliland.