The President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi and the delegation led by him on their fifth day in Washington D.C. held key meetings with members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The meeting between Somaliland delegation members led by Rep. Greg Meeks, Rep. Mike McCaul, Rep. Karen Bass, Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, in the House of Representatives. The meeting was also attended by MPs; Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA).
President HE Abdi thanked House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights Chairwoman @RepKarenBass, Ranking Member and other members.
The President of Somaliland and his delegation held a private meeting with MP Chris Smith, a member of the United States House of Representatives and a senior member of the Republican Party’s subcommittee on Africa. Two sides discussed the mutually beneficial interests of the two countries in terms of security, development, economy and many other areas were agreed upon.
The President’s delegation also met with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Mike Rounds and Chris Van Hollen, for ‘Subcommittee on Africa, and the two sides welcomed the close relationship the United States share with Somaliland.
Finally, members of the US Senate have drafted a motion on Somaliland-US cooperation. “Somaliland Partnership Act, be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled
U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, today introduced the Somaliland Partnership Act to require the Department of State to report to Congress on engagement with Somaliland, and to conduct a feasibility study, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, regarding the establishment of a partnership between the United States and Somaliland.