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Malawi dispatches delegation to boost ties with Somaliland

Hargeisa (SD) – Somaliland and Malawi are expected enhance bilateral relations following a visit by Malawian foreign minister to Somaliland.

Malawian Foreign Minister Eisenhower Mkaka and other officials from his government have today arrived in Hargeisa for the first time since Somaliland declared to have seceded from the rest of Somalia 1991.

Officials from Somaliland have received the delegation at the airport before they were escorted to the presidential palace.

The minister met with Somaliland president, Muse Bihi Abdi, the two discussed ways to enhance relations between Somaliland and Malawi.

“The President of the Republic of Somaliland briefed the delegation on the progress made by the government and its people, noting that the people of Somaliland have not received their full recognition in Africa and the world, as they have met the criteria for statehood.” said an statement from the presidency.

Adding “The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malawi thanked the President and the people of Somaliland for the warm welcome and conveyed greetings from President of Malawi to president Bihi.”

During their working visit, the delegation will meet with various branches of Somaliland government to assess Somaliland’s progress and democracy.

The visit by Malawian delegation comes days after Somaliland and Kenya inked deal to strengthen their relations by establishing new consulate in Hargeisa town.

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