All educational certificates issued in Somaliland are now valid thence considered bona-fide in the United Arab Emirates.
This development was revealed by the UAE ministry of education after it included the republic of Somaliland in its register of “Countries that are communicated through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation through the service of the “validity of my certificate”
The acceptance of Somaliland’s educational certificates in the UAE have been pursued for a number of years with this success attributed to a four months intensive lobby by the Somaliland representative in Abu Dhabi Ambassador Muniir Haji Abdilahi Abusite
In Somaliland which is yet to be recognized internationally as a sovereign nation almost three decades after it reclaimed its independent from Somalia , the news from the UAE were received tumultuously especially within the education sector.
This development is an extra in the UAE and Somaliland cooperation that has seen the Gulf country become one of the leading economic, development and humanitarian donor to Somaliland.
This relationship has seen the UAE awarded a military base in the coastal port city of Berbera as well as its owned global enable firm DP World winning a $420m 30 year contract to manage and develop the port of Berbera
By: Yusuf M Hasan