By M.A. Egge

The Republic of Somaliland and the United States of America congress officials held a meeting and discussed security issues and the democratic process in Somaliland after it regained its independence.

A large delegation from the United States of America, who came to Somaliland for an official visit, had a meeting with Somaliland’s Minister of Interior Hon. Mohamed Kahin Ahmed and top military commanders on security and elections issues.

A statement from the interior ministry disclosed that wide-ranging issues were discussed in the meeting that also gave a recap of the three decades of the country’s developments since the nation re-asserted its sovereignty.

“The Minister of Interior Hon. Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, together with the commanders of the different forces of the Republic of Somaliland, the Director General of the Ministry of Interior and the Director General of Security in the ministry Mubarak Ahmed Ali, held a wide meeting with a delegation from the United States, who are on an official visit in Somaliland”, read the statement.

The bipartisan staff delegation from the United States Congress came to Somaliland to find out about the progress of the Republic of Somaliland and the peace that has been implemented in Somaliland in the last 30 years since the country regained its independence.

The visit of the officials to come to Somaliland was facilitated by the US Congressional think-tank which advises it on a cross board of issues, the HDI and the AGI.

HDI organizes and implements visits by Members of the United States Congress and their staffs to countries around the world. Since 2012, HDI has organized more than 30 delegations to every region of the world. These trips give Congressional decision makers the opportunity to learn firsthand about vital issues which impact the United States and to discuss important issues with governmental, academic, business, and cultural leaders and the international community in country.