Somaliland: Netherlands' High Level Aid Coordination Forum

Hargeisa (HAN) November 6, 2014 – Public diplomacy and Regional Security and safety news. Both Netherlands and Somaliland government have recommitted to prevailing cooperation and partnership on diplomatic and development among other sectors.

According to Geeska Afrika Online reporter, Netherlands joined officaily Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) for regional infrastructure and energy sector investments.
Ambassador Joost Reintjes also addressed the just concluded 2 days and high Level Aid Coordination Forum held at the Ambassador hotel in Hargeisa from 3rd to 4th November which was jointly chaired by the Danish envoy to Somalia Ambassador Aagaard Anderson and Somaliland planning minister Dr Saad Ali Shire.

“Our visit represents the continued commitment of the Netherlands to provide support to Somaliland. We recognize the efforts the authorities have made and are still making to strengthening governance, and providing basic services to its citizens. We see the SDF as a vehicle to support Somaliland’s efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals and support its commitment to ensuring lasting peace, stability and development. We also know it is Somaliland’s preferred funding mechanism identified in the Somaliland Special Arrangement.”-said Amb Reintjes

This development follows a meeting between the Netherlands envoy to Somalia Ambassador Joost Reintjes and President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo held at the Somaliland presidency in Hargeisa on 3rd November 2014.

The Dutch envoy is in the country to participate in the just concluded 2 days High Level Aid Coordination forum held in Hargeisa under the auspices of the Somaliland Development Fund-SDF which the Scandinavian country becomes newest donor partner.

Photo: Ambassador Joost Reintjes President Silanyo Dutch diplomatic officials and Somaliland planning minister Dr Saad Ali pose at the Presidenyc in Hargeis


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