Tuesday, February 16, 2016

French delegation arrives in Somaliland to discuss Berbera Corridor

Hargeisa, 15 February, 2016 – The French Ambassador Rémi Maréchaux who was accompanied by a large delegation including Bollore.

The French ambassador and his delegation came to visit the Foreign Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire to discuss about Berbera Corridor and ways to promote future economic developments. The French Ambassador Rémi Maréchaux mentioned that the French government aided Dr. Edna Hospital in regards to training and equipment to improve its capacity.
The two sides also discussed about the potential future banking system in the Republic of Somaliland which will attract foreign investors. French Ambassador was impressed by the progress the Republic of Somaliland is making he said “I have seen new buildings and new constructions since my last visit”.
Foreign Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire said that “Berbera Port is a vital economic powerhouse which has the potential to become a large port in the horn of Africa which can benefit not just only Somaliland but many other African countries. It is time that Berbera Port in the Republic of Somaliland becomes a viable solution in the horn of Africa”.
The Minister also mentioned that several places in Somaliland is hit by drought, this has not just effected Somaliland but also places in Ethiopia it has become a regional issue in which the French government can assist with.
Source : MoFA Somaliland