Young African Parliament Calls for Respecting Somaliland’s Independence

The African Youth Parliament (AYP) has announced that it is currently working on the recognition of the Republic of Somaliland as an independent state.

Established in 2003 in Kenya and includes the youth of Africa’s 54 member states, in a press release, it has allowed Somaliland to become a member of its umbrella organization.

They made their decision after a delegation visited Somaliland in late November, and confirmed that their organization, including the 54 African countries, will now become the 55th member state.

In addition, the umbrella of the African Youth Parliament added that Somaliland was an independent nation with its borders and gained independence from Britain on 26 June 1960.

AYP calls on the African Union and the United Nations to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Somaliland, and suggested that African countries should develop socio-economic relations with the Republic of Somaliland.

Likewise, the youth of the African Parliament urged international investors to invest in the Republic of Somaliland and develop trade relations.

The African Youth Parliament pledged in their declaration that they will continue to support Somaliland’s access to legal representation, in recognition of the independence of 26 June 1960.

The youth of the African Parliament pledged in their declaration that they will continue to support Somaliland in getting its legal status, taking into account its independence on 26 June 1960.

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