Somaliland: MOFA Freezes Function’s of Nine Diplomatic Missions

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Somalilandsun- The ministry of foreign affairs has terminated the job of nine diplomats.
According to letters yet to be made public but accessed by Geeska Afrika and signed by The minister of foreign affairs Mr.Saad Ali Shire, nine friendly foreign countries are currently without Somaliland diplomatic representation.
The letter dated 21st March 2018 and CCed President Musa Behi Abdi states that those addressed have been relieved of their duties as Somaliland diplomats.
The letter states “following internal ministerial studies as pertains to new quest for recognition strategies, it has been decided that those diplomatic representatives without official offices in their country of services be removed from budget”
To these effect all addresses herein are asked to submit budgetary needs and only in relation to activites geared towards quest for recognition”
The addresses thence subsequently fired or put in a freeze are Somaliland Representatives to
1. Norway
2. France
3. Turkey
4. Canada
5. Ireland
6. Saudi Arabia
7. Oman and Kuwait
8. South Sudan and
9. Ambassador at large
Reading between lines of the letter it appears that either the new foreign policy strategy does not view the above countries as vital, or the representatives performance has been lackluster.
This changes come in the heels of a broad departmental heads reshuffles effected by the ministry mid this week.

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