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Thank You: Letter From The Leadership Of Qaran
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in supporting the democratization process in Somaliland., we also wish to extend our gratitude for your relentless exertion and concern in securing our release during the last four months and twenty three days we have been unjustly imprisoned by the current Somaliland government.
The international community continues to engage with Somaliland on a range of different issues, mostly directed at the continued progress towards democratization and economic development and in this regard we would like to urge you to continue your support and engagement in bringing about the kind of government that will practice good and responsible governance that is responsive to the wishes of the its people.
Furthermore, with the coming local and presidential elections, Somaliland faces additional hurdles of conducting a voter registration process and unresolved Constitutional questions about new political association vying to take part in the political process of the country.
This will require intense and sustained commitment from the international community, patience and willingness to resolve all disputes with civility, dialogue, respect for the other and a strong commitment to resolve differences by peaceful means, so that Somaliland can remain an island of stability in the volatile region of the Horn of Africa.
We are confident that the people of Somaliland and members of the international community that have invested time and resources to foster peace, stability, democracy and the rule of law will once again rise to the occasion and make Somaliland a viable and successful member of the expanding democratic global village.
Wishing you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.
Chairman of Qaran Dr. Mohamed A. Gabose,
1st Vice Chair of Qaran Eng. Mohamed Hashi Elmi
2nd Vice Chair of Qaran Jamal Aidid Ibrahim
Special thanks go to:
Amnesty International East Africa .
Amnesty International UK
Amnesty International US
European Union Representative Hargeysa
European Union Representative Nairobi
British Embassy Addis Ababa
American Embassy Nairobi
Finish Embassy Nairobi
Norwegian Embassy London
Swedish Embassy London
House of Lords London
House of Commons London
Welsh Assembly Government London
US Congress Washington DC
US Department of State Washington DC
International Republican Institute Washington DC
Somaliland Democracy Group
East Africa Policy Institute Washington DC
Hon.Michael Allen MP UK Parliament
Hon. Kerry McCarthy, MP UK Parliament
Ibrahim Hashi Jama Somaliland Lawyer
Lord Avebury House of Lords London
Sir Mark Malloch Brown London
Annemia Neysts-Uyttebroeck MEP Brussels
Lynn Fredrickson AI Washington DC
Donald Payne US Congress Washington DC
Sen. Joseph Biden US Senate Washington DC
Sen. Barak Obama US Senate Washington DC