The Ambassador of the Republic of Somaliland in the United Arab Emirates, Hassan Hirad Yassin, said the UAE and Somaliland have close and long-term relations.
“In the last 30 years, the UAE has been the only commercial port of Somaliland in all fields,” he said in an exclusive interview with Al Ain News.
He explained that the volume of investments expected between the two countries is very large, and the projects implemented and implemented by the UAE in the Republic of Somaliland vary between development areas, in addition to trade agreements and projects with a human dimension.
“The UAE has helped our people during the flood and drought crisis,” he said. “We thank them and tell them that they have never failed and God rewarded you with all the best.”
He thanked HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
“We thank the wise leadership that facilitated the opening of the Commercial Office of the Republic of Somaliland in Dubai, where the main work of the Office is to develop and coordinate strategic relations between the two countries and facilitate trade and investment relations.”
On the role of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in achieving reconciliation in the Horn of Africa, he said: “The two countries of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are effective at the regional level. They have a prominent role in settling disputes and reconciliation between all parties. Political and security, and all these factors contribute to strengthening strategic relations with the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the Horn of Africa. “
As for the importance of DP World’s investment in the development of the port of Berbera, the Ambassador of the Republic of Somaliland told Al-Ain Al-Akhbar that the port of Berbera enjoys an important strategic position on the Indian Ocean, in addition to its geographical location between two continents.
“DP World is a world leader in port management and has chosen to develop and develop the strategic port of Berbera in the context of transferring bilateral relations to higher levels of joint cooperation. We therefore cherish the interest of the UAE Government in investing in the Republic of Somaliland. In order to provide facilities and services for the success of these strategic relations. “
Commenting on the suspension by the Somali Republic of the agreement between DP World and the port of Berbera, Ambassador Herrad Hussain said, “Somalia’s weak federal government in Mogadishu must work to secure the interests of its people and fix its many problems instead of talking about the affairs of others. Contribute to the development of the economy of the Republic of Somaliland is not the right of the Government of Mogadishu to talk about or intervene in it, and despite everything we wish security and safety for our neighbors. “
The Ambassador of the Republic of Somaliland to the UAE, Hassan Hiraad Yassin, expressed his congratulations to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the 88th National Day.
He added: “We bless the kingdom with its national day. Long live Saudi Arabia and live the dignity of the Saudi people. God willing, you are from us and we are from you, and your Eid is our feast and we ask Allah to bless the kingdom and provide it with safety and security.”