U.S. Africa Command Releases a New Statement on the Bilateral Meeting between AFRICOM Commander and the President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi.

Our 12 May meetings in Hargeisa and Berbera focused on mutual benefits from closer U.S.-Somaliland cooperation. Greater engagement between AFRICOM and Somaliland’s military and coast guard will advance shared interests in regional stability, protecting vital trade routes.

We appreciate Somaliland’s regional role as a resilient, stable, and peaceful democracy. AFRICOM is eager to explore further opportunities to deepen cooperation with Somaliland on our shared objectives to counter terrorism, piracy, and trafficking.