PM Khaire's Official Switches Allegiance To Serve As Somaliland Rep To Washington
An official who had been serving as a Communication strategist to Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has been appointed as the new Somaliland Representative to the US, Radio Dalsan reports. Bashir Goth took over the office on Saturday days after he resigned from his position as PM Khaire's Communication strategist. In the past there have been instances of the breakaway Somaliland government officials switiching allegiance to serve in the Mogadishu based Somalia Federal government. Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled was a legal representative of the Somaliland before taking up the position in Mogadishu. Bashir Goth case is the first reported case of an official of Somalia government dumping his duties to serve the Hargeisa administration. The former British colony Somaliland declared it's independence in 1991 after the fall of the Siad Barre but remains unrecognised by the international community.