To: Birmingham City Council,
10th July 2019
Re: APPRECIATION NOTE with regard to Somaliland’s recognition, endorsed by Birmingham City Council on Monday 8th July 2019.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and congratulations to The Lord Mayor of Birmingham City Councillor Mohammed Azim and the entire councillors of Birmingham City Council (101 members) for their effort and decisiveness for working hard on this unique and historic triumph for Somaliland recognition endorsed and approved by honourable members of Birmingham City Council on Monday July 8th 2019.
This brave and bold action by Birmingham City Council where they practically tabled the motion and subsequently voted overwhelmingly in favour of Somaliland’s recognition will be forever something engraved in the hearts and minds of the people of the Republic of Somaliland wherever they are.
The honourable councillors of Birmingham City Council have not only underscored the relevance and rationality of Somaliland’s quest, but at the same time they have underpinned the importance of the sacred basic human rights of the people of Republic of Somaliland to achieve their self-determination and aspiration that they hold so dear. The latest recognition of Somaliland by Birmingham City (the second largest city of Great Britain) heartens Somaliland’s case in UK, and all those who worked hard to secure the Birmingham City Council’s dignified motion are profoundly thanked by each and every Somaliland citizen from all over the world.
Further, in this opportunity I would like to extend my profound and deep appreciation to the Chief Executive and the whole Council Management Team of Birmingham City, Political Parties Leaders, the cultured residents of Birmingham City and the people of the UK at large, in gratitude of the acknowledgment of our essence of being in support of Somaliland people’s foremost aspirations: the attainment of full recognition.
I would also like to send my congratulations to the Somaliland Community living in Birmingham and elsewhere in the United Kingdom for their incredible perseverance and venture to secure Birmingham City Council’s motion on Monday July 8th 2019.
As an EU citizen who use to live in Birmingham City, this bold and brave move by Birmingham City Council to recognise Somaliland surely has much more meaning and value to me. I am incredibly proud that I have been a resident of this beautiful city.
Message to the International Community:
For the last 28 years Republic of Somaliland has succeeded to nurture legitimacy and trust in the eyes of its own people and cultivating a sense of external legitimacy as a fundamental part of the pursuit for recognition. The people of the Republic of Somaliland have shown to the outside world their perseverance, resilience, nation spirit, value, belief and exceptional quality with respect to dealing with universal norms and values regarding democracy, peace and stability.
Finally, the unequivocal message of the peace-loving and resilient people of Somaliland to the International Community is as follows: “the time has come when the International Community should show the courage, moral authority and decisiveness to recognize the Republic of Somaliland as a full member of the global community.”
ALLAH bless and protect the people and country of Somaliland,
Eng. Hussein Adan Igeh (Deyr),
Republic of Somaliland