Somaliland sun – For the first time since it withdrew from its union with Somalia 25 years ago the Republic of Somaliland has as a sovereign entity participated World Muslim Leadership Forum 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia
Below is a press statement released by the ministry of foreign affairs
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Saad Ali Shire and Minister of Religious Affairs, Khalil Abdillahi Ahmed, have participated at the prestigious World Muslim Leadership Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The conference discussed how Islamic perspectives can offer solutions to many of the global challenges being faced today, and focused on a wide range of areas including finance, law and development.
The conference presented an opportunity for the Ministers to meet with influential political leaders, scholars and experts. The Ministers also met with the Malaysian Minister of Education and a number of senior political officials. It is hoped that the meeting will allow for Somaliland to improve its relations with Malaysia, and could also give rise to scholarships, training or other benefits.
The World Muslim Leadership Forum (WMLF) was established in 2010 to focus on the importance of leadership in the Muslim world, and to build bridges of communication between the Muslim world and the West.