April 22, 2013
Somaliland’s Achievement in a Fragile Region
By Atlantic Council
The president was accompanied by a delegation that included First Lady Amina Haji Mahammad Jirde; Hersi Ali H. Hassan, minister of presidential affairs; Mohamed Abdullahi Omar, minister of foreign affairs; Sa’ad Ali Shire, minister of planning; Hussein Abdi Dualeh, minister of mining, energy, and water resources; and Osman Sahardiid, minister of state for finance.
Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham introduced President Silanyo and moderated an open discussion with the president and foreign minister following the address.
Read the President's prepared remarks
For more information on Somaliland, see:
- J. Peter Pham, “The Somaliland Exception: Lessons on Postconflict State Building from the Part of the Former Somalia That Works,” Marine Corps University Journal, Spring 2012.
- Christopher Clapham, Holger Hansen, Jeffrey Herbst, J. Peter Pham, Patrick Mazimhaka, Susan Schulman, and Greg Mills, African Game Changer? The Consequences of Somaliland’s International (Non) Recognition, Brenthurst Foundation Discussion Paper, June 2011.