Somaliland: UK in Strengthened Security and Economic Cooperation


President Silanyo welcomes Amb Neil Wigan to to the Somaliland Presidency for Bilateral Talks on 6th Oct

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The Governments of the United Kingdom and Somaliland are set for bilateral discussions aboard a UK Naval Ship off the Coast of Berbera.
This development follows a meeting Hargeisa t the presidency in Between the Somaliland president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo and the visiting British envoy to Somalia/ Somaliland Ambassador Neil Wigan who will re-familiarize during the aboard ship parley on the 7th Oct 2015.
At a post meeting joint press conference conducted by Amb Wigan and Somaliland foreign minister Mohamed Behi Younis the two governments’s acknowledged the successful and historic partnership that exists between Britain and its former protectorate of British Somaliland.

Amb Neil Wigan and FM Mohamed Behi at their joint press briefing at the Somaliland presidencyAmong the tangible issues Discussed include the forthcoming Somaliland investment conference to be hosted by the UK government in London on 14th November 2014 in which a large number of who is who in the world of international commerce shall participate.
Other notable points of discussion related to enhanced security cooperation between London and Hargeisa as well as the forthcoming Somaliland presidential and parliamentary elections slated for mid 2015
Listen to the mainly English language press briefing by Amb Wigan and Behi Younis