Somaliland Recognition

Somaliland’s foreign policy towards recognition is divided into two major categories: Global recognition of Somaliland as a sovereign nation, with priority to do this given to the African continent and the negotiation of arbitration and separation with Somalia with which Somaliland entered into a voluntary union in 1960.

Therefore, the Government recognizes that the issue of Somaliland’s recognition rests solely within the African continent, the administration has embarked on extensive lobbying among African countries resulting in the fact that, Somaliland’s status has become one of the priorities of the African as exemplified by the last African Union Summit.