Somaliland office on hold until pandemic eases and flights resume

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 09 July, 2020
By: John Van Trieste

Foreign ministry official Ali Yang says that plans to set up informal relations with Somaliland will go ahead once the COVID-19 pandemic eases and flights resume.

Plans to open a Taiwanese representative office in Somaliland and a Somaliland representative office in Taipei are on hold due to COVID-19. That was the word from the foreign ministry’s chief of African affairs, Ali Yang, on Thursday.

Somaliland is a self-declared state in the Horn of Africa region. Its 1991 declaration of independence from Somalia is not internationally recognized. However, it maintains informal diplomatic contacts with a range of countries through a network of representative offices.

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