President says We shall not accept international donations through the government of Somalia

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By M.A. Egge

The President of the Republic of Somaliland H.E. Muse Bihi Abdi who was flanked by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Dr. Issa Keyd Mohamud held a video conference with the British Ambassador and the Acting Ambassador of the United States.

According to a press release issued by the Presidency On Tuesday 1st November 2022, the President informed the ambassadors about the general situation of drought in Somaliland, estimated to have afflicted about one and a half million people who are direly in need of humanitarian aid.

He spoke at length about the fact that aid for Somaliland should not be channeled through another party but should be based on Somaliland’s plan. President Musa Bihi also explained the country’s activities for the upcoming elections of the political organizations and parties and the preparation of the next elections.

He said that the government has allocated the expenses that will be spent on the registration and the elections.

On their part the ambassadors of the United Kingdom and the United States thanked the President for the virtual meeting they had and promised to work closely with Somaliland.

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