Somaliland: Foreign Minister meets U.S. and European diplomats
Somaliland Foreign minister, Mr. Abdullahi Mohamed Duale met with Ambassador Johnie Carson, United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, in Addis Ababa on Tuesday (2/5/2010). During the meeting, Mr. Mohamed Duale and Ambassador Carson discussed areas of mutual interest between Somaliland and the United States of America, regarding to the stability, security and democracy in the Horn of Africa.
Ambassador Carson and his delegation were in Addis Ababa to participate in the African Union’s annual Head of State summit. Whilst in Addis Ababa, the Foreign minister, Mr. Abdillahi Mohamed Duale also met with several European delegations including, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, British minister of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Mr. Duale also met with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Special Representative to Sudan and the Horn from the Finnish Foreign ministry, Mr. Mette Knudsen, Head of Africa Department of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a delegation from the Norwegian Foreign office. Mr. Duale on his side was accompanied by Somaliland’s vice-ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Ayanle Salad Diriye and Amb. Sigurd Illing, head of Independent Diplomat in Ethiopia, an independent organisation based in the United States.