By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed B. Yonis this week met with Cameron Miller and Lizzie Lovett. Cameron miller who is from Foreign & Commonwealth Office political team based in London, Lizzie Lovett represents the British Embassy in Addis Ababa.
The Purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues related to the FCO travel advisory which does not reflect the security in the Republic of Somaliland.
FO again issued last month a security threat warning emanating from Somaliland decision as being irrational and troubling considering the fact that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London has decided to advise against all travel to Somaliland by British nationals.
Hon Bihi Yonis told the visiting UK officials Somaliland government recognizes the importance of vigilance, in this instance it believes that the FCO has been overly hasty in issue the alert and that it was regrettable that the FCO have sought fit to issue a blanket warning, decision which has adverse effects on the country overall image and may as well cause considerable anxiety for potential investors throughout Somaliland and beyond.
The Republic of Somaliland also expressed its concerns about Puntland’s aggressive intentions. The Republic of Somaliland is a nation which embraces peace coexistence with its neighbors. The Somaliland government demands respect regarding its borders.