On Friday, the President of the Republic of Somaliland hosted a massive ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Somaliland’s independence from the Britain on June 26, 1960.
Held at the Presidential Palace of Somaliland, the National event was attended by Speakers of the Somaliland Parliaments, National Party leadership, and leaders from the three national councils and foreign diplomats.
Somaliland’s special envoy of the Somaliland and Somalia talks Edna Adan Ismail, Sh. Abdullahi Sh. Ali Jowhar, one of the country’s leading Islamic scholars and the chairman of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland; Bashe Mohamed Farah have all chronicled Somaliland’s history of the past 30 years at the event.
President of the Republic of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi Speaking at the event congratulated the people of Somaliland on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Somaliland’s independence from the Britain on June 26, 1960. He stated that the aim of the Somaliland people was to unite the all five Somali regions, and noted that there is no reason why Somaliland alone should unite with Somalia now.
“I hereby extend my congratulatory message to the people of the Republic of Somaliland on the occasion of commemorating 60 years of Independence from Britain on the 26th June, 1960. I wish peace, prosperity and progress for the fellow citizens of this great nation,” said the President of the Republic of Somaliland.
H.E Muse Bihi Abdi also pointed out that the talks between the two countries have resumed as two equals states and will end up as two equal states.
“Our talks are set up as two equal states, and we end as a two equal states and no one can bring back anything less. The Football teams going to Somalia will use Somaliland passports, with the name of Somaliland and the flag of Somaliland, if not no one goes, we cannot stop the business between societies or stop personal visits to Mogadishu.” Said president Bihi.
The history archives evidently highlight the existence of the Republic of Somaliland, and 35 countries recognized Somaliland after independence from Great Britain.