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Somaliland:Brexit is inspiration for Somaliland

Horndiplomat-The foreign minister of Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia, says Brexit has strengthened Somaliland’s independence claim.

The foreign minister of Somaliland Saad Ali Shire

Sa’ad Ali Shireh told the BBC Somali service that the world had accepted the will of the British people, and should do the same for Somaliland.

The region declared its independence a quarter of a century ago, but this has not been recognised internationally.

The minister also said he was worried that the fall in value of sterling would hurt Somaliland, because remittances sent back from the UK are a large part of the economy.


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