Horndiplomat-MP Jim Cunningham (Labour, Coventry South) asked Harriett Baldwin Uk’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs questions related to Somaliland.
Mr Jim Cunningham Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and
Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Somaliland on (a) security in that region and (b) the Somaliland’s future sovereignty.?
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
I discussed security with President Musa Bihi during my 7 October visit to Hargeisa. Somaliland has a crucial role in combatting the threat from terrorism in the region. The UK provides a range of assistance to Somaliland, including to enhance Somaliland’s capability to disrupt terrorist threats, gather evidence and make arrests based on respect for human rights and the rule of law. The UK also supports Somaliland’s efforts to contribute to security in the region through engagement with the police, judiciary and civil society.