Somaliland, Taiwan Fine Tune Cooperation

Taiwan Foreign Minister, Dr Joseph Wu and Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland, Liban Yousuf Osman, connected virtually on Tuesday to further fine-tune the burgeoning collaboration between the two sides on a number of sectoral programmes.

The Somaliland MFA called the discussions ‘wide-ranging’ verging on ‘matters of mutual interest between Somaliland and Taiwan’.

Taiwan Foreign Minister, Dr Joseph Wu (left) and Somaliland's Representative to Taiwan, Amb. Mohamed Hagi
Taiwan Foreign Minister, Dr Joseph Wu (left) and Somaliland’s Representative to Taiwan, Amb. Mohamed Hagi

Although neither side elaborated on specific areas the two ministers touched, it was evident from tweets both sides posted that the talks were not only ‘beneficial’ and ‘productive’ but, also, an attunement to other potentially fecund areas for cooperation.

“Discussions were substantive and underscoring significant areas of mutual, beneficial cooperation between the Republic of Somaliland and the Republic of China (Taiwan),” Minister Liban stated.

Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland, Liban Yousuf Osman (left) and Ambassador Allen Lou of Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland
Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland, Liban Yousuf Osman (left) and Ambassador Allen Lou of Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland

“Minister Wu and Deputy Liban , acting minister of Somaliland MFA, held a productive and rewarding virtual. Talks were extensive, spanning key topics like Taiwan -Somaliland cooperation projects, joint efforts combating #COVID19 and avenues for promoting mutually beneficial relations,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of TOC.

Ambassadors at each other’s country sat in during the talks between the two ministers each side present at the host country’s side.

Representatives showed their delight in the successful relations which started budding between the two countries since they bucked all challenges to reach out to each other barely over a year back.

Taiwan has assisted the Republic of Somaliland to develop a number of areas including health and education as it has most selflessly contributed to the delivery of health materials and equipments to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic and has started insightful input in cybersecurity and training with line authorities.

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