The EU ambassador to Somalia, Nicolas Berlanga has lauded Somaliland for successful elections and at the same time commended the government of Somaliland for maintaining peace and stability in the region.

The EU envoy made the statement in a press briefing after having embarked on an assessment visit of the ongoing Hargeisa Water Expansion project be they the Hargeisa Reservoirs and pumping stations. Mr. Berlanga said that SL’s last election was conducted in genuine and peaceful modus operandi. He commended the people of Somaliland for maintaining the peace, security and stability in the region. Nicolas said:

” The first one is to see this intergovernmental cooperation. To have the opportunities to share this vision with the planning minister and Hargeisa Mayor. That is very important. We are very much committed to the progress that SL community is doing. We are also pleased of the way the last election was conducted and we appreciate very much this strategic dialogue we have with Somaliland to continue building the institutions and be able to contribute the provision of better services to SL citizens.”

He also praised the government of SL for intensifying efforts to ensure that water which is an essential life need get to the people. Nicolas promised to the continuous support of SL in terms of needs.