Above Members of Somaliland Diaspora welcoming the SL Ministers upon their arrival in Sydney ,Australia
By Goth Mohamed Goth
A Somaliland delegation consisting of the two Cabinet Ministers are currently in Sydney, Australia for a 10 day working visit.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mohamed Bihi Yonis and the Minister of Planning and National Development the Hon. Dr Saad Ali Shire are currently after being invited by the Australian government for the first time very constructive meetings with the Australian government.
The two Somaliland Ministers are expected to meet with the top Australian government officials and any other federal ministers as well as representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Council for International Development, AusAID in a bid to discuss ways in which to foster ways cooperation on issues of economic and social development and Defense and the Australian Secret Intelligence Service well as future cooperation on matter pertaining counter-terrorism, Piracy and intelligence sharing between the two nations.
The invitation by the Australian government was extended through the Somaliland-Australian Friendship Foundation (SAFF) Which has been established in order to increase awareness, trade and other relations between Australia and the Republic of Somaliland.