Somaliland and Qatar Pursue Diplomatic Relations as President Bihi Hosts Visiting Delegation

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Somaliland and Qatar Pursue Diplomatic Relations as President Bihi Hosts Visiting Delegation

Somalilandsun: The governments of Qatar and Somaliland are mussing enhanced diplomatic relations and subsequent development and humanitarian cooperation.

This was the Centre of deliberations at a meeting between Qatar and Somaliland government officials hosted by president Musa Bihi in Hargeisa

The large Qatari delegation visiting Somaliland and currently in Hargeisa is led by Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani who is the Special Representative of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The President of Somaliland, briefed the delegation on the current situation in the country and more so on the parliamentary and local council’s elections slated for the 31st May this year as he elaborated on the origins of the country’s 30 years’ democratization process.

President Bihi receives Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani who is the Special Representative of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Somaliland presidency in Hargeisa

The meeting was of mutual concurrence on the imperatives of the two Islamic countries establishment of brotherhood relations and cooperation and that Qatar should create a formal diplomatic office in Hargeisa(Somaliland).

The two governments further explored how the Qatar Charity could open an office in the Republic of Somaliland, and strengthen cooperation in the field of aid and humanitarian assistance.

According to a statement issued by the Somaliland presidential press office “the meeting ended with a full understanding and the establishment of a cooperative relationship between the two countries”

Somaliland and Qatar meeting press statement

The Qatar charity which had in the past operated with very good results and impact in the country saw its operations halted after Somaliland sided with the UAE and Saudi Arabia during the Gulf Crisis in which Qatar was blockaded by a majority of countries in the region.

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