By Goth Mohamed Goth

Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) has met with the British Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron at his official residence the 10 Downing Street this evening London,Uk.

Although this is the first direct meeting to take place between the leaders of UK and Somaliland, the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen the existing cordial relations between the two countries and hence developments funding and to step up security cooperation in order to work with global security.

Prime Minister David Cameron during the meeting reiterated the need for Somaliland to take part in the upcoming May 7 London conference saying, “The continuation of the Somaliland-Somalia dialogue is not only of high priority to the UK government but also crucial for Somaliland  which stands to immensely benefit from the outcomes of London conference.

Prime Minister David Cameron thanked the President Silanyo and people of Somaliland who have in the past developed close cooperation in the areas of security, investment, the fight against piracy and regional affairs.

President Silanyo who is currently in the UK on transit to the USA were he has been invited by the leaders of that country is expected to meet with Somaliland diaspora before he departs for America.

The two countries share a history spanning more than one century but relations between the two countries almost came to a halt when the UK foreign office issued a travel alert to its citizens back in February this in turn prompted a response from both Somaliland government and citizens  who came out in force demanding to know  the validity of the travel warning.

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