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Follow Sheffield – Support Somaliland: A Big Thank You to the Sheffield City Council for Recognising the Republic of Somaliland as an Independent S(SATURDAY - 5/April/2014)

With much appreciation and gratitude we, the Somaliland Society in Europe (SSE), are delighted that Sheffield City Council voted on 2nd of April 2014 to pass a motion to support Somaliland’s bid for an international recognition and for calling the UK Government to play a major role in this effort. It is a historic motion.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Council, its leaders and Councillor Moroof and all Somaliland community in Sheffield for their hard work and excellent campaign for the Sheffield City Councillors to pass this motion.

The motion is a significant symbolic ice-breaking motion that will certainly send a clear message to the UK government to shift its policy towards the Horn of African nations of Somaliland and Somalia which are at logger heads over the question of two-nation state solution to the political conundrum in the region. We expect other city councils and government will follow suit.

SSE appeals to the rest of the government of the United Kingdom and the International Community to heed the call of Sheffield City Council and re-consider its stance on the Republic of Somaliland. The re-recognition of Somaliland does not violate international law pertaining to state borders. Somaliland has become an independent nation in 1960.

Yours sincerely,
The executive committee

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