Announcement

Henry Bellingham welcomes Somaliland's elections

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Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham said 'the process has so far been peaceful, and an example of the restraint that has contributed to Somaliland's stability in recent years.'

Henry Bellingham, Minister for Africa, said:

‘I welcome the important Presidential elections held in Somaliland on Saturday 26 June. The process has so far been peaceful, and an example of the restraint that has contributed to Somaliland’s stability in recent years. I acknowledge the professional work done by the National Electoral Commission, and commend the parties for the peaceful campaigning that preceded election day. I urge all political parties to continue to respect the process and wait for the National Electoral Commission to announce the results. The UK looks forward to continuing to work closely with Somaliland, whichever party wins.’