The British parliament is expected to debate a motion entitled “recognition of Somaliland” which has been tabled by MP Gavin Williamson.
Somaliland seceded from Somalia more than 30 years ago, but it is not recognised as an independent state by the African Union or the United Nations.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, Somaliland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the motion and urged Somalilanders in the UK to contact their respective MPs.
Local governments in the British cities of Sheffield, Cardiff and Birmingham support Somaliland’s independence, but the British government does not.
BBC /Shakirat Sadiq