West Midlands MEP James Carver welcomed a delegation from Somaliland, led by vice-president Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail, to Brussels this week, ahead of the country’s 2019 elections.
Mr Carver, a long-time supporter of Somaliland’s bid for international recognition, said: “The discussions centred on the democratic challenges failing Somaliland and were very positive. The message of the importance attached to the successful running of their parliamentary elections was clear.
“It was agreed that Somaliland is a strategic partner in the security of the Horn of Africa and, therefore, we continue to look for support in its quest to combat extremism.”
Source : James carver.org