Break-away Somaliland President in Guinea as it Seeks International Recognition
Somaliland President is in Guinea is visit seen as cementing relations as it seeks international recognition. President Muse Bihi arrived in Conakry for a two day visit where he has been received by his host Alpha Konde. The latest move by Somalialand is one of the latest diplomatic charm offensive that the country has embarked on as it seeks international recognition. Somalia has maintained that the breakaway region is not autonomous and has not been keen in holding meetings to thaw the cold relations between the two. Only this week, Somalia summoned Kenya ambassador in Mogadishu over a move by senior ministry of foreign affairs official to recognize Somaliland as a sovereign state. Somaliland has been engaging various Countries like Ethiopia, the UAE, Djibouti and various International Organizations and agencies, and has established successful Bilateral Agreements that have paved way for development and mutual benefit for Somaliland and its Partners. However, Somalia has continuously protested and complained with regards to Somaliland’s engagements. Recently, The United Kingdom’s Defence Secretary Mr. Gavin Williamson on his trip to Hargeisa met with the President of Somaliland H.E, Muse Bihi and held discussions on strengthening of bilateral relations.