Friday, September 19, 2003

SOMALIA: Somaliland ministers hold discussions with donors
ADDIS ABABA, 19 Sep 2003 (IRIN) - Ministers from Somaliland have held unprecedented talks with international donors and the United Nations. Foreign Minister Edna Adan Ismail described the meeting, held on Wednesday, as a breakthrough for the self-declared republic, which is seeking international recognition. “It gives us status and it gives us political importance that we have never been accorded before,” she told IRIN at the end of the talks. MORE

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