Somaliland President Receives High level Delegation of International Partners

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi Receives High level Delegation of International Partners
Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi Receives High level Delegation of International Partners
By: MohamadDuale
Horndiplomat- A large delegation of ambassadors from European union led by the Danish Ambassador Mette Knudsen arrives in Somaliland on Tuesday.
The president of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi received in his office a high-level delegation of international partners led by Denmark Ambassador to Somalia Mette Knudsen as well as representatives of EU,Sweden, Denmark, UK, Norway and Finland.
During the meeting, President Bihi and EU Ambassadors discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the elections, Somaliland and Somalia dialogue, drought, humanitarian aid, regional security and the dynamics in the Horn of Africa.
After the President Meeting the Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs Yasin Hagi Mohamoud who briefed the press said
“The President received EU large delegation , the discussions focused in a number of developmental and humanitarian activities, forthcoming elections, security in the region and drought that is ravaging the country.”Said Somaliland foreign minister
Meanwhile, The Denmark Ambassador Mette Knudsen told to the media says
“We also discussed the upcoming elections in Somaliland we are strong supporters of the democratic process here we have discussed with the president our hope that it will be possible to find a compromise between the political actors that will lead to elections in this year” Ambassador Mette Knudsen says in a press conference in Hargeisa after President biihi received seven ambassadors.
The Denmark Ambassador also noted the meeting with president Bihi discussed issues related talks between Somaliland and Somalia.
“We have discussed the relationship between Somaliland and its neighbors we are very pleased to hear the strong commitment from his Excellency the president to have a good dialogue both with Somalia the government on issues between those entities”Said Ambassador Knudsen

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The Denmark Ambassador Mette Knudsen has also expressed the concerns for the humanitarian situation in Somaliland that caused by the continue drought.
“We have expressed our concern for the humanitarian situation in Somaliland that is caused by the continue drought.”Ambassador Mette Knudsen
The EU delegation will also met with Somaliland political parties to discuss the plans to ensure Parliamentary and local elections by December 2019.
Partner Delegation Members
  • Amb. of Denmark , Mette Knudsen
  • Amb. of UK, Ben Fender,
  • Amb. of Sweden, Andreas von Uexkull
  • Amb. of Norway, Elin Bergithe Rognlie
  • Charge d’Affairs EU Delegation, Fulgencio Garrido Ruiz
  • Head of Somalia Office Switzerland Embassy, Siro Beltrametti
  • First secretary Finland, Toni Sandell
  • Head of UK Hargeisa Office, Stuart Brown
  • First Secretary Denmark, Adam Sparre Spliid
  • Senior Advisor Sweden, Johan Svensson
  • First secretary Norway Svein Olaf Svoldal
This is a developing story, Please check back at the Horndiplomat for Updates.
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