Somaliland Pres. receives credentials of Dir. of UAE Trade office

Sharjah 24 – WAM: Abdullah Muhammad Al Naqbi presented his credentials as Director of the UAE Trade office in Somaliland to Muse Bihi Abdi, President of the Republic of Somaliland.
During the meeting, Al Naqbi conveyed to President Abdi the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, wishing the people of Somaliland more progress and development.

For his part, the President of Somaliland reciprocated the greeting to the UAE leaders, wishing the government and people of the UAE continued prosperity.

He also wished Al Naqbi a successful tenure to further consolidate the bilateral relations across various fronts, stressing his country’s readiness to provide all that is needed to facilitate his mission.

Al Naqbi highlighted the UAE’s interest in strengthening relations between the two countries in various areas to further consolidate the brotherly relations between the two nations.

During the meeting, areas of cooperation between the UAE and the Republic of Somaliland were reviewed, and ways of developing them were discussed.

The role of the Somaliland Trade Office is to protect the interests of Somaliland and Somaliland nationals, within the limits permitted by international law; negotiating with the United Arab Emirates Government as directed by the Government of Somaliland; ascertaining by lawful means conditions and developments in the United Arab Emirates, and reporting thereon to the Government of Somaliland; promoting friendly relations between Somaliland and the United Arab Emirates, and developing economic, cultural and scientific relations between Somaliland, on one hand, and the United Arab Emirates, on the other.

One of the core responsibilities of the Somaliland Trade Office is to deliver the best possible counsel to Somaliland citizens, who find themselves in an emergency situation in United Arab Emirates or are in need of the Somaliland Trade Office’s assistance for other reasons. Somaliland citizens in distress are always welcome to contact the Somaliland Trade Office.

The staff of the Somaliland Trade Office are headed by: Mr H.E. Hassan Hirad Yassin who is the Lead Representative of Somaliland in the United Arab Emirates.

A trade office, sometimes known as a trade representation, commercial office, or trade mission, is an official establishment that promotes the commercial interests of a government (such as a city, state, or country) in a foreign capital. The head of such an establishment is typically called a trade representative or commercial representative.


Due to the limited recognition of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as a result of the People’s Republic of China’s One-China policy, many countries do not have formal diplomatic relations with the Taiwanese government. Taiwan’s interests in these countries and these countries’ interests in Taiwan are usually represented by one or more trade missions which function as de facto embassies or consulates.