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A & Q: UK Parliament On Somaliland

Issue 329
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Index
Headlines

Riyale’s Term Expires On Thursday With No Solution In Sight For Somaliland’s Political Crisis

President Rayale Receives British Diplomats

Chairman of the House of Representatives to mediate between President Dahir Rayale Kahin and the opposition are still in a deadlock

Londoner Arrested In Hargeysa For Holding Community Development Meeting

At least 35 killed in Somalia violence: witnesses

Failures of US-led War on Terror Bolstering Legitimacy of Somali, Afghan Extremists

A & Q: UK Parliament On Somaliland

Arrested Pirates Of Related To Abdillahi Yusuf

Djibouti president says in 'tricky' standoff with Eritrea

Regional Affairs

Abshir H Hashi Still In Detention For Speaking Out Against Corruption

Amoud's nursing department receives donations

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Almost there

Could there be an Obama-Clinton "dream ticket?"

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Anxious times

Somaliland's marine resources featured in a new documentary

GAA donates sports equipment to Burco University

Pirates Of The Lawless Somalia

Puntland Persecutes and Repatriates Refugees from the Ogaden

Egypt & Trade Agreements

USAID tops $1.39 billion in emergency food aid

Food for thought

Opinions

The Cost of Culture Shock and State of Traditional Family

Congratulations to Somaliland graduates from Ethiopia Defense College

Let Justice Be Served! The Case For Somaliland’s Recognition

Tribute to Saeed Meygag Samatar

The Mad Mullah Has Just Landed

We Can't Reward Mr. Riyale For Taking The Nation As Hostage

NEC Forges A Close Working Relationship With Riyale, Proposes A New Timetable Pre-approved By Him

 

Written answers

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Somaliland : Politics and Government

Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-BrownGeoffrey Clifton-Brown (Shadow Minister, International Development; Cotswold, Conservative) | Hansard source

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on claims of independence by Somaliland.

Photo of Jim MurphyJim Murphy (Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Renfrewshire East, Labor) | Hansard source

The UK does not recognize Somaliland as an independent state. The Government's policy on Somaliland's claims of independence is that the Somaliland authorities should negotiate with the Transitional Federal government to determine their future relationship.

Written answers

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Somaliland : Politics and Government

Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-BrownGeoffrey Clifton-Brown (Shadow Minister, International Development; Cotswold, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on discussions between the Pentagon and the US State Department on the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state.

Photo of Kim HowellsKim Howells (Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Pontypridd, Labour)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has received no reports of discussions between the Pentagon and the US State Department on the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state.

Written answers

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Somaliland : Shipping

Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-BrownGeoffrey Clifton-Brown (Shadow Minister, International Development; Cotswold, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the likely effect on the safety of shipping using the Gulf of Aden and the port of Berbera were Somaliland to be recognized as an independent state.

Photo of Jim MurphyJim Murphy (Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Renfrewshire East, Labor)

No assessment has been made of the effect of Somaliland being recognized as independent on the safety of shipping using the Gulf of Aden and port of Berbera.

The incidents of piracy and risks to shipping in the region are a result of insecurity in parts of Somalia and limited maritime security capacity provided by the governing authorities. Addressing these issues will have the greatest impact on improving the safety of shipping.

Source: www.theyworkforyou.com


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