His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the republic of Somaliland, Saad Ali Shire, had a meeting with his Egyptian Counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo, as part of his current official visit to Egypt, Egyptian ON TV reported.

The two ministers discussed a number of monumental issues during their meeting reflecting a visible thaw in the two countries’ relations auguring a new era of cooperation.
Mr Shukri, welcoming Dr Saad, commended the people and government of Somaliland on the resounding success Somaliland have achieved in peace, reconciliation and on national development schemes in a region that are often termed by the international community as ‘volatile’ and ‘vulnerable’.

On his part, Dr Saad recounted the historical relations the two countries enjoyed dating back, notably, to the time of Queen Hepsetshut, which predates any of the cares and considerations of later time diplomacies.

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Dr Saad asked the Egyptian government, during the meeting with Minister Sameh Shoukry, that Egypt upgrades its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Somaliland, and that it increase its team of teachers in Somaliland from 50 to 100.

Dr Saad also called on his counterpart that his country directly offers at least 50 tertiary places/scholarships to Somaliland beneficiaries yearly.

The meeting between the two foreign ministers was concluded on a high note, sources said.