Somaliland: Democratic Developments and Economic Growth Impress Denmark

Posted on: August 17th, 2014 by chamber

President Silanyo of Somaliland recieves Denmarks trade and Dev minister at the Hargeisa presidency

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President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud (Silanyo)
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The governments of Denmark and Somaliland has concurred on the imperatives of enhancing existing relations between the two countries.
This development follows a meeting between President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo and the Danish trade and development minister Mogens Jensen at the Hargeisa presidency in which the Danish team also revealed intent to support the ongoing democratization process in Somaliland.
At a post meeting press briefing at the presidency jointly conducted by the Somaliland minister of foreign affairs Mohamed Behi Yuns and Minister Mogens Jensen, the two governments’ said discussions undertaken since arrival of the broad Danish team have so far been conclusive.
“The government and people of Somaliland value very much the support given by the people of Denmark towards improved live hoods especially as pertains to the Somaliland Development Fund-SDF” said FM Behi Yuns adding that Somalilanders are intent on not only sustaining but enhancing on the very deep relations existing between the two nations.
Thanking the Danish minister and his delegation which is the highest and biggest o visit Somaliland from Copenhagen Minister Behi who informed that the visiting Danes who held very successful meetings with line ministries of the Danish aid also revealed that the Jensen led team has already visited a number of beneficiary sectors among them the Livestock market ad shall call at numerous others before departure.

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Ministry Mohamed Behi Yonis

Denmark together with Britain and Norway are main contributors to the multi-million Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) which is geared to the provision of a single vehicle through which donors can support Somaliland’s development goals.
While Denamrk is also contributor to several other sectors directly through the government or via non governmental and international organizations the success of the World bank fronted Somaliland business Fund that supports local economic growth through grants to local entrepreneurs is attributed to the Danish contribution currently around %10m
“The government of Denmark is satisfied with the impact of its support towards development of various sectors in Somaliland and is intent on increasing its contribution in the coming years” said the Danish Trade and development minister Mogens Jensen
Thanking Somalilanders for the warm reception granted his team which includes senior government officials and several Copenhagen based journalists Minister Jensen said that his meetings with president Silanyo and other government officials were very conclusive and shed more on the avenues for enhanced cooperation.

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