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Somaliland Declaration of Independence

EDM (Early Day Motion) 65: tabled on 18 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House joins the people of Somaliland in celebrating thirty years since its declaration of independence from the Somali Democratic Republic; recognises and supports that de facto state’s commitment to human rights and free elections; notes that the Unrepresented Nations and People's Organisation regards Somaliland as a defined territory with a permanent population and capacity to enter into relations with other states; further notes that that state in waiting possesses its own currency, flag, parliament and national identity; and calls on the Government to respect Somaliland’s demand for self-determination and recognise its independence.