Sheikh Mountains of Somaliland
Visit to Sweden by Speaker of Somaliland House of representative 17-19 feb. 2009
RT Hon, Abdirahman M Abdillahi, Speaker of the House of
representative in Somaliland visited Sweden 17 -19 feb. 2009.
The Speaker was accompanied by the Party Chairman of Welfare Party,
UCID Mr Faisal Ali Waraabe. During the visit the delegation met
MP Birgitta Ohlsson, Member Committee for Foreign Affairs and
Spokesperson Foreign affairs, Liberal Party, Jenny Sonnesson,
General Secretary Liberal Women.
The two parties discussed the forthcoming presidential election, election observers from Sweden and the Swedish support for democracy and good governance in Somaliland. The Speaker met also Maria Leissner, Ambassador for democracy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Sweden.
The delegation visited alsoSwedish International Development Agency(S IDA ) and met Country Director Magnus Carquistfor Somalia/Somaliland and Per Karlsson. The two parties discussed SIDAs work in Somaliland. The meetings were fruitful and on mutual understanding.