Somaliland APPG

First Registered: 24/11/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote understanding of and support for Somaliland's achievements in building peace, democratic governance and a sovereign state in the Horn of Africa, its important role in combatting terrorism and piracy in the region and beyond, and the need for continued UK assistance for Somaliland's development.

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Recent Documents related to Somaliland

1. Somaliland independence
19/12/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: ties between Somaliland and the United Kingdom; congratulates the people of Somaliland on the 59th Anniversary

17/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: historical ties between Somaliland and the UK; congratulates the people of Somaliland on the 59th Anniversary

3. MP_Financial_Information object (9511)
11/01/2020 - MP Financial Interests

Found: 4. Visits outside the UK Name of donor: Somaliland Mission UK
Address of donor: 234 Whitechapel

4. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: programme summaries for Africa, 2017 to 2018
27/06/2018 - Stabilisation Unit
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Found: CSSF PROGRAMME SUMMARY PROGRAMME TITLE: Somaliland (Somalia) Programme HMG Partners (Lead

5. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: programme summaries for Africa, 2017 to 2018
27/06/2018 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: CSSF PROGRAMME SUMMARY PROGRAMME TITLE: Somaliland (Somalia) Programme HMG Partners (Lead

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Somaliland

1. Point of Order
20/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: in Somaliland, and all of us in the House and in the all-party parliamentary group on Somaliland and - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
06/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: has affected Somaliland. As he will know, I am secretary to the all-party group on Somaliland and we recently - Speech Link
2: work of the APPG on Somaliland. As all Members of the House will know, Somaliland is a remarkable success - Speech Link

3. Foreign National Offenders: Prison Transfers
19/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: are Albania, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Somaliland. The Ministry of Justice helpfully listed the - Speech Link

4. Central and East Africa
25/01/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: Government and other Members. I wish to discuss Somaliland, which as many Members will know is of great - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
23/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: been hit by a devastating tropical cyclone and Somaliland has been particularly hard-hit, with devastation - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Somaliland
1. Somaliland: Embassies
asked by: Alexander Stafford
... what plans he has to establish an embassy in Somaliland.

2. Somaliland: Coronavirus
asked by: Matthew Offord
... what practical assistance his Department is providing to the Government of Somaliland and in tackling the covid-19 pandemic.

3. Somaliland: Elections
asked by: Stephen Doughty
... what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of recent Parliamentary and Local Government elections in Somaliland; and what support the Government provided for those elections.

4. Somaliland: Elections
asked by: Stephen Doughty
... what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department has provided in the last three months to enable parliamentary elections in Somaliland to take place.

5. Somalia: Somaliland
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to work with international partners to re-open confidence-building dialogue between Somalia and Somaliland.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 24th November 2016
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Clive Betts MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5114.


Public Enquiry Point:

Alex Tyner, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA


No benefits in kind are on record for the Somaliland APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Somaliland APPG

Former APPG Officers
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Vice Chair
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 23rd October 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Autism , Eritrea , Friends of Syria , Parkrun