Gavin Williamson introduces Bill on Somaliland recognition

The Conservative MP Sir Gavin Williamson today proposed a 10 minute rule bill which, if passed, would require ministers to recognise formally the Republic of Somaliland.

Sir Gavin said: “I recognise that maybe a nation of 5.7 million people does not seem significant to Britain, but it is significant. It plays a pivotal role in terms of Africa, and I urge this House to take the action that is required to support the Republic of Somaliland and make sure that we deliver for the people of Somaliland as they have defended what we value so dearly, which is democracy and freedom”.