Somaliland expects President-elect Doland J. Trump to change the US policy towards Somaliland

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    Somaliland expects President-elect Doland J. Trump to change the US policy towards Somaliland

    Despite being far and in the other side of the world, the people of Somaliland closely watched the US elections since the primary competitions.

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President-elect Doland J. Trump
Despite being far and in the other side of the world, the people of Somaliland closely watched the US elections since the primary competitions.


Somaliland has been seeking international recognition since it declared restoration of independence in 1991.


"The democratic administration focused on Somalia and ignored Somaliland,” says Ms Hibak Gamute, the director of Centre for Policy Analysis, a think-tank based in Hargeisa.



Somaliland was a former British Protectorate and won its independence on 26 June 1960. It united with Somalia which was under Italian colony. The union formed Somali Republic which largely remained peaceful and democratic until the military toppled the civilian government and established a dictatorial military regime.

On May 1991, Somaliland reclaimed its independence after the central government collapsed.

Since then Somaliland has been a peaceful country with a functioning democratic system. In 2010, the incumbent president Dahir Rayale Kahin was defeated by the opposition contender in an election labelled as free and fair by observers. A smooth transfer of power followed.

"Trump does not follow the formalities. He does not care many US policies. He could be good for Somaliland. The Republic administration under Bush established better relations with Somaliland,” she adds.

In 2008, the then United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr. Jendayi Frazer paid a visit in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. This was the highest US delegation that visited Somaliland since 1991.

 

"We expect the US policy towards Somaliland to change,” Hibak says. Many Somalilanders share this enthusiasm and hope with Hibak.

President Silanyo even sent a congratulatory note to President-elect Trump.


 


 




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