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Readout of Under Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Ahmed Silanyo, President of Somaliland


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 26, 2013

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Yesterday, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman met with Somaliland administration President Ahmed Silanyo. Under Secretary Sherman and President Silanyo discussed issues of mutual concern, including stability, democracy and governance, and the need to combat al-Shabaab. The United States expressed support for continued dialogue between the Government of Somalia and Somaliland authorities, as took place in Turkey on April 13. The United States reiterated its strong support for a peaceful and united Somalia.



PRN: 2013/0471

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