Somalilandsun- The government of Somaliland appears to be irked by the inability to distinguish between Somaliland and Somalia by the Trump administration in Washington DC.
This frustration was displayed by the Somaliland foreign minister Dr Saad Ali Shire in his latest communication with the U.S administration distributed by the Glover Park Group on behalf of the Republic of Somaliland. For more information visit www.fara.gov
Quote – As I’ve mentioned in prior correspondence, the Republic of Somaliland is an autonomous government in the Horn of Africa that declared independence from Somalia in 1991 and has built and maintained a functioning, stable, democratic state despite challenges confronted by others in the region. Following the executive orders on immigration and terrorism, Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire sought an exemption for Somaliland, as the U.S. does not yet legally distinguish Somaliland from Somalia.
Minister Shire presents Somaliland’s view of the challenges facing his nation in the Washington Post. Arguing that the United States can and should exempt Somaliland from the travel ban and take steps toward the recognition of Somaliland as an independent member of the international community, the Foreign Minister states: “Upending the conventional wisdom in this way would allow [President] Trump to turn an unintended consequence into an opportunity and acknowledge that in the eyes of the United States, sovereignty is conferred — and partnerships are forged — through sustained democratic governance, the promotion of economic opportunities, and an enduring commitment to peace and security.”
Read the full commentary by Dr Saad Ali Shire titled “We’re not a part of Somalia, Mr. Trump — and don’t belong in your ban”