Past eventResearch Event

Somaliland: Progress Towards a Regional and International Role

31 October 2013 - 10:30 to 11:30

Chatham House, London


HE Dr Mohamed Bihi Yonis, Foreign Minister, Somaliland
Chair: Dr Michael Walls, Director of Research, Development Planning Unit, University College London



Somaliland has been seeking recognition of its independence for over 20 years, in which time it has achieved advances in security, development and multi-party democracy. Foreign Minister HE Dr Mohamed Bihi Yonis will give a briefing on developments in Somaliland and priorities for the government, including progress on the new voter registration system and ties between Somaliland and Somalia. He will also discuss how it can engage more effectively with the international community.