Australia,Canberra: Representatives of Somaliland Community in Australia have met with officials from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs in Canberra on Tuesday, Hadhwanaagnews reports.
Somaliland Parliamentarian, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Raygal, who is visiting the country, led the Somaliland delegation and community leaders in the meeting. This is the first meeting between Somaliland community with Australian government since Kevin Rudd’s Labour Party came to power.
The Somaliland community in Australia thanked the Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Adan Ismail and his staff at the ministry of Foreign Affairs in helping coordinate this meeting with the Australian officials. Also the community thanked the Somaliland representative in the United States, Dr. Sa’aad, who also took part in making this meeting possible. Leaders of Somaliland community in Melbourne and Sydney declare the meeting beneficial and productive and they expect that it will benefit the Somaliland cause.
Members of the Somaliland Society in Melbourne were Sharmake Yusuf, Abdullahi Sh. Osman, Abdulqadir Omar, Mohamed Ali. From Sydney there were Yusuf Adani, Ibrahim Ahmed and MP Ibrahim Ahmed Raygal.