14604864_1773732096224474_7355905638409409528_nHargeisa, 30 October, 2016 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials gave a warm welcome to the Chinese Ambassador Wei Hongtian during his recent visit to the Ministry. The Chinese Ambassador thanked the Ministry for the reception and declared his commitment to improve relations between #China and #Somaliland. The Chinese Ambassador is set to visit a number of areas in Somaliland including Berbera port and the water system in #Hargeisa, which was originally installed by China. He also intends to meet with the vibrant Chinese business community in Somaliland.

The State Minister Mohamed Boqoreh said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to Somaliland and hope that it will be the first of many such visits. Somaliland and China share a very warm and positive relationship and I hope our meeting will allow us to renew and expand upon our historic ties. I know you are renowned as a person with a deep knowledge and appreciation of Somali culture and your visit to us is a testament to your interest and a concern for the people of Somaliland. ”

The two sides discussed efforts to boost trade, infrastructure and development links between China and Somaliland. It is hoped that the visit of the Ambassador marks a new era in relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Somaliland.