UK parliamentary delegation jets in Somaliland

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A delegation from the UK consisting of parliamentarians, diplomats, and journalists and British citizens who are advocating for the independence of Somaliland was welcomed in the capital of Hargeysa as they jetted in.

The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Rooda Jama Elmi received the visitors at the Egal International Airport, who have come to Somaliland for an official visit.

The delegation was led by Alexander Stafford and Tim Loughton from the British Parliament. The two MPs were also accompanied by international journalists and other members of the movement for the recognition of the Republic of Somaliland.

The team that has come to Somaliland for a fact-finding visit, are expected to be in the country for the coming days and will hold meetings with the country’s top officials of numerous institutions.

While in the country, the delegation will hold various meetings with some government officials and different sectors of the society, and will focus on social integration and how the people of Somaliland are steadfast on achieving their aspirations for the nation to get international recognition.

It is not the first time that a delegation from the British government has arrived in Somaliland, but it is a long historical relationship that binds the two countries together.

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