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Michael Rubin calls on US to open a Consulate in Somaliland, criticizes Donald Yamamoto

Washington (SD) – Michael Rubin, an American scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has once again called on the US government to open a diplomatic office in the Republic of Somaliland, which he describes as a democratic country which is important to the United States.

A report by Michael Rubin published in The Washington Examiner, the scholar discussed last weeks conference in Djibouti between Somalia and Somaliland which the US facilitated.

Michael Rubin has strongly criticized the US ambassador to Somalia, Mr. Donald Yamamoto describing him as a clear ally of Somalia and has long tried has to cut funding for the Republic of Somaliland.

The American Scholar argued Somaliland for a long time have enjoyed peace and democracy ever since the country regained its independence from Somalia in 1991.

Michael Rubin, a former member of the US Department of Defense, has urged the United States to open a diplomatic office in the Republic of Somaliland, as it has offices in North Syria and Taiwan, adding that various consulates have been opened in Hargeisa by Turkey, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

He added that some European countries have offices in the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa, where there is no security problem in which they can operate. He also pointed out that Somaliland’s crime rate is much lower than that in some European capitals.

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