LONDON (HAN) August 2.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Somalia has reacted angrily to Cord leader Raila Odinga’s remarks that the international community recognises Somaliland as an independent state.
Ambassador Gamal Hassan termed Raila’s comment as irresponsible and damaging the country’s territorial integrity.
Raila reportedly said at Chatham House, London where he delivered a speech, that he supports the full recognition of the break-away semi-autonomous state.
“I am a strong supporter of the full recognition of Somaliland. I think there is a very strong case,” he said said during a question and answer session at the forum.