By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA *Somalilandsun) – The government of Somaliland appreciates the efforts of Diaspora Somalilanders who spearheaded the country’s recognition by the Sheffield Council.
This was stated by the Somaliland President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo during a meeting at the Hargeisa presidency with Somalilanders from Sheffield who, through their efforts, convinced Sheffield Council of UK to recognize the sovereignty of Somaliland.
During the meeting president Silanyo who was accompanied by the vice president of Somaliland awarded honorary certificates to the members from Sheffield thanking them for their great efforts and support in getting Somaliland recognition by Sheffield council.
Upon conclusion of the meeting a post meeting a joint press briefing conducted by presidential spokesperson Ahmed Suleiman Duhul and the Sheffield team informed on the past activities of the recognition campaign plus future plans.
As he revealed that the Sheffield team had briefed the head of state on the arduous path pursued to attain the recognition Suleiman Duhul also extended thanks from the entire citizenry of Somaliland.
Spokesperson for the visiting Sheffield team Mr. Duale who revealed that the Sheffield Council is determined to campaign for Somaliland’s recognition in all UK local councils as well as the Central government in London said that British Somalilanders shall not rest until the now 24 years old quest for international recognition is attained.