STOCKHOLM – The Republic of Somaliland’s representative office in the Kingdom of Sweden has officially opened.
The opening ceremony for the office was held in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Tuesday night.
Somaliland’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Saad Ali Shire, Somaliland’s representative to Sweden, Zakaria Hassan Waes and Presidential Media Advisor Khadar Ali Gaas represented the government at the ceremony.
15 Swedish MP’s, press from both countries and members of the Swedish-Somalilander community were also in attendance.
Waes thanked President Silanyo for opening the long-awaited office and leaders of the Swedish-Somalilander community for working with the government during the preparation process.
Shire also briefly spoke about the office’s mission, and the government’s plan to promote the international recognition of Somaliland and foreign investment from Swedish companies.
Sweden currently does not recognize the independence of the Republic of the Somaliland but maintains informal ties with the country’s government.