Somaliland: Minister Bihi Meets with Swedish Forum Syd Officials

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon Mohamed Bihi Yonis and His deputy Minister Ahmed A. Ismail (keyse) received a large ‪#‎delegation from Swedish foreign Ministry and Forum Syd , a Swedish Non-governmental Organization.

Forum Syd delegations consisted of Mr. Ahmed Hassan Country Manager of Somaliland – Somalia, Ms. Elisabeth Petersen Head of international Programme Department, Ms. Anna Albinsson Head of HR and Administration and also present at the meeting was Somaliland’s Representative in Sweden.

Forum Syd will open their ‪#‎Somaliland offices soon and prioritized Somaliland above other countries. Forum Syd has offices in six countries: Lithuania (serving Belarus), Colombia, Cambodia, and Kenya. Their Head Office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Forum Syd

Forum Syd is a ‪#‎Swedish non-governmental member organisation. We work with people and people’s rights. Forum Syd believes that only when peoples rights are being recognized, sustainable and long-term development can take place. The organisation was founded in 1995 and is the biggest platform for civil society in Sweden with more than 150 member organisations. Forum Syd is also tasked with channelling Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) development funds to Swedish civil society organizations (CSOs) who work with international development. In this role, Forum Syd approves, supports and offers capacity training on project proposals and programmes while building networks and acting as an umbrella and platform organization.

Forum Syd is highly enthusiastic to start operations in the Republic of Somaliland and is ready to foster a strong bond between the organization and the people of Somaliland.