Aug 11, 2015

Somaliland: Djibouti to Open Consular Representation in Hargeisa

In an example of increased diplomatic activity by Somaliland, the government of Djibouti will be enhancing existing bilateral cooperation with the country by opening a consular office in its capital.

Below is an article from the Somaliland Informer:

The gov’t of Djibouti is willing to enhance the existing bilateral cooperation with Somaliland.

This was made known to the public by Somaliland Representative to Djibouti Hon. Mohamed Ali Warsame.

A delegation headed by Mr. Mohamed Ali as SL representative to Djibouti while Djibouti Representative to SL is accompanying him will arrive today in the country.

The mission of the delegation is to officially open diplomatic office in Hargeisa.

Somaliland president Ahmed M. Silanyo’s visit to Djibouti in 2013 reached an agreement with Djibouti president Ismael Omar to open diplomatic consular office in Somaliland.

Ever since from that day Djibouti has not sent a consular to Somaliland.

Kenya has planned to establish diplomatic ties with Somalland and was willing to open an office in Hargeisa.

Ethiopia is the first country to have established bilateral ties with Somaliland and opened a consular office which is up and running in the capital.

Turkey has recently opened a consular office in Hargeisa.

Somaliland declared independence  from Somalia in 1991 but it has not been recognized as an independent state.