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Somaliland Somalia issue will now become internationalised. Somaliland will seek help from friendly countries to help protect its territorial waters from Chinese interference. 

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That video was from a recent joint Somaliland Coast Guards, EUCAP exercise off the coast of Berbera. 

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So this is what has been agreed on between President MBC and the Chinese delegation who will be departing later today from Hargeisa. 

After failing to persuade President MBC to abandon Somaliland relations with Taiwan. The Chinese want instead to open an office in Hargeisa. 

President Muse Biihi has put a condition that the office should be similar in configuration to the office by the UK Foreign Office in Hargeisa etc. That means, the office will be directly coming under Beijing. 

Also additionally, once the new office opens they will be accepting Somaliland's passport as valid document. 

The Chinese have also promised to contribute to Somaliland's development. They mentioned that they will upgrade Hargeisa's Egal International Airport to become a world class Airport. 

This is perhaps the Chinese's way of trying to build some sort of goodwill and rapport with Somalilanders and perhaps in the future try again their 'one china' policy demands. 

In anycase, this is a huge win for Somaliland. 

Kudos to El-Presidente Muse Biixi Abdi. :D

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For Some strange reason the Chinese love to build Airports. Just a quick research shows that the number of Airports they built in Africa is quiet a lot. 

Sierra Leone is the only standout which cancelled $300 million Chinese built Airport.

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In the first example of an African nation canceling an already existing Chinese-funded project, the government of Sierra Leone has canceled a plan to

 

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