In the near future a Conference will be held in Washington, DC
regarding the Future of Somalia.
What is interesting is for the First Time Somaliland will be asked to attend.
However they will not attend due to the fact that they have been invited as a Province of Somalia not as an Independent State
which they claim to be.
In another Interesting Fact Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti were not invited
to take part in the Washington Conference.
For Several Years now the Somaliland Region has been attempting to have the
Independent Community state that they are a Country. In 1998 the Somali Government tried to prevent the region from seceding
by Force but was unsuccessful.
After a Meeting with US Officals at the Embassy in Nairobi the Somaliland
leadership decided not to attend because their concerns would not be on the Agenda. That is a Legitimate Concern.
The Leaders in Hargeysa don't want to be lumped into a Solution that may
end up being a detriment to Somaliland. After all the Region will be announcing which companies were able to purchase Gas
and Oil Exploration contracts this fall. The region does not have a problem with Piracy either.
In the Long Run the US may be making an Error by not increasing contacts
with Hargeysa. On this note the Obama Administration deserves some praise. Unlike Previous Administrations they have been
talking to Somaliland.