Somalilandsun – In an exclusive interview, H.E Amb Bashe Awil Omar, Somaliland’s newly appointed Representative to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) candidly speaks to the Somalilandsun about his personal life, challenges of being son in law to the Somaliland first family and his new duties and diplomatic posting..
Somaliland Diplomatic Representative to the UAE Ambassador Bashe Awil Omar
Independence: Why Scotland Is Facing the Same Political and Media Backlash as Somaliland
Awoowe Hamza 09/03/14 13:08
Let’s get this out of the way. Scotland is not an official country and neither is Somaliland. Neither has a seat at the EU or a seat at the AU, respectively, nor do either have a seat at the UN.Their governments pass local laws and govern everything within their borders, but others speak on their behalf (and receive money in their name) on the world stage. Scotland may be referred to as a country, but aside from preferential terminology, it is not recognised as a country.
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND
Ministry of Energy and Minerals
Statement by Energy and Minerals Minister, Hussein Abdi Dualeh, 05 August 2014
Somaliland is a peaceful, stable and democratic nation, which has been independent since 1991. There is no ambiguity or dispute over oil exploration licenses that were issued by the Somaliland government in its own territory.
H.E. AMINA-WERIS SHEIKH MOHAMED
FIRST LADY, REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND
REMARKS TO GIRL SUMMIT 2014
London, 22 July 2014
Excellences, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for inviting me to present to you today at this esteemed forum on such important and pertinent topics.
Do they really know the Bashe they so criticize?
The opposition should have really researched into the life history of Basha Awil Haj Omar before they showed their ill-informed hand through their mouth-piece, the fictitious Mustafa Abdi.
Haatuf Personal Vendetta Backfires
Haatuf and its owner, Gabobe, went beyond all boundaries of decent and fair reporting. The paper once more assumed its true tabloid nature. The Somaliland authorities temporarily closed the premises of the paper based on a court warrant following charges filed against the paper by personalities in office against whom he carried a vilification campaign solely meant to irreversibly damage their personal and professional integrity.
President Silanyo meets with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague in London
A delegation from the Republic of Somaliland led by President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo met with the UK Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague, at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London on 11 February. The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Omar, and the Minister of National Planning Dr. Sa’ad Shire.
President Silanyo took the opportunity to brief the Foreign Secretary about the present security situation in Somaliland, highlighting both the historic record of peace and stability that the country has enjoyed for over 21 years as well as the specific measures his administration has taken to consolidate and expand on these achievements. He thanked Foreign Secretary Hague for the generous assistance which the UK is providing to Somaliland, noting that support in fostering investment, improving the security sector and enhancing democratic governance remain vital to Somaliland’s development and the region’s stability.
Both the President and the Foreign Secretary drew attention to the invaluable role that Somaliland plays in the fights against terrorism, noting that, the recent travel advice citing threats to western nationals in Somaliland will soon be revised as the security agents of both countries conclude their joint operations on those threats.
Expressing gratitude for the UK’s help in facilitating Somaliland/Somalia Dialogue, President Silanyo reaffirmed Somaliland’s commitment and readiness to resume the talks with Somalia.
Since its arrival on Saturday, the President’s delegation has received a warm welcome by the UK government and the Somaliland diaspora community living in the country. The high-level protocol arrangements afforded to the delegation, as well as the presence of such a large, influential and well-respected Somaliland expatriate community in the UK, both underscore the deep historic ties and current cooperation between Somaliland and the UK.
Minister of Foreign Affairs