Horndiplomat- A large delegation of ambassadors from European union led by the Danish Ambassador Mette Knudsen arrives in Somaliland on Tuesday.
The European Union delegation to discuss importance of parliamentary and local elections with stakeholders, including government, political parties, and civil society.
The EU Delegation led by Denmark Ambassador Mette Knudsen meets with Speakers of Somaliland House of representatives Bashe Mohamed Farah and his deputy chairman Ahmed Yasin SH. Ayanle on wednesday.
The meeting between Somaliland partliament speakers and EU diplomats led by Denmark Ambssador to Somalia, Mette Knudsen accompanied by the EU, UK, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland ambassadors discussed on the upcoming Parliament and coulcils election, women’s quota seats and other issues.
On the other hand, The EU delegation meets with Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC ) at electoral commision office in Hargeisa.
The two sides discussed issues related on upcoming voter registration process and combined Parliamentary and Local Council Elections and how to solve all the existing challenges.
“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” Denmark Ambassador Mette Knudsen says in a press conference in Hargeisa after President biihi received seven ambassadors.
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
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