According to sources in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and other diplomatic sources in Nairobi, the United States Ambassador to Somalia, Donald Yamamoto is expected to visit Somaliland.

This the first time Mr. Yamamoto is visiting Somaliland since appointed to head the United States Mission to Somalia on October 19, 2018

Details of Mr. Yamamoto’s delegation and itinerary were not clear, but sources in Somaliland government state that the United States is looking to assist Somaliland in the security sector, it is unclear if Mr. Yamamoto’s visit is related.

Updated: Friday, April 12 2019.

The United States Ambassador to Somalia, Mr. Donald Yamamoto and his delegation arrived in Hargeisa, Somaliland with his delegation and met President Muse Bihi Abdi.

President Bihi met with Mr. Yamamoto and his delegation in the Presidency where they discussed investment opportunities for US companies, democracy and Somaliland’s upcoming elections.


  1. We shall see. The last US officials to visit Somaliland was, I believe Jendayi Frazer during the Bush & Rayaale administration, and we all recall the hysteria from Mogadishu that caused. Yamamoto is not a friend if Somaliland, opposed the special arrangements, & and if he is coming to beg for talks with Mogadishu, he should know, that like his country, Somaliland is a democratic nation. A government of the people, by the people, for the people. Ring any bells Mr. Ambassador?