The president of the Republic of Somaliland H.E. Muse Bihi Abdi expresses his genuine gratitude to Birmingham City Council for their courageous move in recognizing Somaliland on Monday 8th July, 2019. On behalf of the people of this great nation, President Bihi reiterates the need to take such righteous step towards the justice and development.

Birmingham City Councilors took a laudable decision which will drive many countries to grant recognition to the Republic of Somaliland. The government of Somaliland has ticked all the boxed of statehood and therefore has the right to be considered as a state.

The government of Somaliland also acknowledges to the hard working and so willing Somalilanders that pushed and backed the case of Somaliland to the outside world. Somaliland Diaspora has always been in great pursuit to the recognition of their country. Your tireless efforts remain a remarkable victory to our entire nation.

Likewise, the Government of Somaliland expresses its vast appreciation to the esteemed UK city councilors that recognized Somaliland – that is, Cardiff, Sheffield and Tower Hamlets.

Lastly, the president of the Republic of Somaliland urges the International Community to adhere the facts on the ground that exist in Somaliland. Over the last 28 years, Somaliland has fulfilled all the conditions for statehood – a functioning political system and relative stability.