Somaliland is a progressive democratic country in a very troubled part of the world -British MP Zac Goldsmith

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By: Mohamed Duale Chief Editor of Horndiplomat Tweets MohamadDuale

Horndiplomat- Zac Goldsmith, a senior member of the Conservative Party in the UK spoke in British parliament during a debate. He asked the UK Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin, to reconsider a policy and give British aid to Somaliland, DIRECTLY to Somaliland.

Mp Zac Goldsmith Question: The horn of Africa has been hit by a devastating tropical cyclone and Somaliland has been particularly hard-hit, with devastation to lives and livelihoods. Somaliland is already a progressive democratic country in an otherwise very troubled part of the world and, as a former British protectorate, it has strong ties to the UK, but because we do not formally recognise Somaliland, any aid we provide must pass through Somalia, which is much less stable. Will my hon. Friend reconsider that policy and consider working directly through Somaliland?

 

UK Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin answered: invite my hon. Friend to the meeting of the all-party group on Somaliland later today.

On 15 May, Mp Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth) (Lab/Co-op) asked Harriett Baldwin Uk’s Minister of State for Africa questions related to Somaliland.

Somaliland has large friends of Brish MPs to supports Somaliland’s case of recognition and statehood status.

Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago from Somalia, but despite having its own currency, parliament, military and legal system The territory has been experiencing stability and economic prosperity and has been influential in the fight against piracy and terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

By: Mohamed Duale Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat  Tweets @MohamadDuale

SOURCE: HORNDIPLOMAT 

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