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Chancellor of Hargeisa University, Somaliland visited the Swedish National Defence College Stockholm, Sweden

Friday, December 4, 2009 , Dr. Hussein A. Bulhan Chancellor of Hargeisa University and Mr. Eidarus Sh Adan Somaliland Representative Sweden visited the Swedish National Defence College Stockholm, Sweden. The delegation was received at the Swedish National Defence College by Mats Utas, Head of Africa Programme and at the same representing The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala.

Mats Utas gave a brief information about the National Defence College and The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. The National Defence College’s task is to contribute towards national and international security through research and development. The Nordic Africa Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. The Institute hosts several categories of guests: study grant holders from Nordic universities as well as guest researchers from Africa and the Nordic countries. Our current guests are listed below.

Dr Hussein A Bulhan informed about Hargeisa University and the Conflict resolution Department. Furthermore, the parties discussed future cooperation between The Nordic Africa Institute, Defence College and Hargeisa University. Mr Mats Utas showed interest in developing the cooperation between Hargeisa University and The Nordic Africa institute. One of the issues discussed was the possibilities for the scholars from Hargeisa University to visit Sweden and do post graduate research or participate seminars in Sweden. The meeting ended in a good atmosphere and good spirit.