First, we support an inclusive political dialogue and integrated peace approach aiming to achieve a broader consensus among the parties in conflict in bringing an end to the prolonged regional confrontations.
Third, we encourage efforts aimed at creating conditions that are conducive for building democratically representative institutions that would facilitate greater participation in the decision-making process.
Fourth, we advocate for a regional economic integration and freedom of trade.
Fifth, we deny extremist groups the opportunity to find a safe haven in the region.
In achieving the above policy priorities, we believe that an internationally- supported and regionally- coordinated diplomatic strategy is the best way forward, with an integrated peace building and post-conflict planning
We strongly believe that promoting democracy and freedom is essential for the broader regional peace programme, including supporting peaceful and effective administrations in the region, acknowledging democratic initiatives and defending free media. We recognize these are the only ideas that can lead to a lasting stability in the region.
We believe these are important steps towards the goal of a peaceful, comprehensive and sustainable solution to the conflicts in the Horn, as well as rebuilding the communities devastated by these conflicts. For this purpose, we work with our partners in the region with whom we share these values and, together, we work on achieving well-governed, law-abiding democratic states.
Promoting democratic development and fighting against extremism have made Somaliland peaceful and stable. KULMIYE is determined to promote this process. We respect civil rights, freedom of expression and individual freedom. We believe that applying these values and focusing on the above policy priorities will give Somaliland an opportunity to build a better relationship with the region and to enhance its national security.
KULMIYE FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESMAN