Somaliland is upping its pressure on the international community to grant it recognition in her for self-determination.
President Muse Bihi in his virtual speech to the nation during the 29th anniversary since separating with Somalia said not even the coronavirus could stop Somalilanders in different countries from celebrating the country’s “independence”.
Bihi said Somaliland is ready to take its case to the international court if the dialogue will not achieve the desired result.
Somaliland, a former British Protectorate joined with Somalia on July 1, 1960, five days after gaining independence from the British on June 26.
But on May 19, 1991, Somaliland seceded from the union after the start of civil war and declared its independence from Somalia.
This independence is not recognized by the international community who continue to refer to Somaliland as a region of Somalia.