Somaliland Delegation Headed to the United States of America
Somaliland foreign minister Dr.Mohamed Abdillahi Omar has today left Ethiopia and his is currently headed to the United States of America to attend the upcoming Somaliland Conference which will held be in Northern Virginia on May 18-19, 2012.
Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar is leading a high level delegation from Somaliland which includes Somaliland Administration, Parliament members, Upper House (Guurti), members of the Election Commission, leaders of the new political parties, members of the business community, members of the media (print\TV), leaders of the higher education institutions, and members of local NGO’s.
The Conference will bring together guest speakers and attendees from Somaliland including Somaliland Government, US Government, the leaders of the Somaliland Political Parties or organizations, Election commission, Somaliland business community, World Bank, National Endowment for Democracy, International Republican Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, National Democratic Institute, Freedom House, members from multiple US Universities, and the Somaliland communities in the United States and Canada.
The estimated conference attendees are up to seven hundred people to a few thousands.
The conference will have presentations from panel members who will discuss about multiple issues regional and Somaliland issues; US Policy on Somaliland and Somalia, Somaliland Democracy, Governance, Freedom of Press, Business Environment, Peace and Stability, Terrorism and Extremism, and Sovereignty. The conference will also feature US experts of East Africa region and they will share their experience and thoughts about Somaliland.