“The British government has expressed its interest to establish this office which will be located within the British Embassy in Mogadishu,” he said. Mr Baugh added that he was happy with the existing cordial relations between the two sides.
The British General Consulate joins a number of planned similar offices including one from Norway. Mr. Baugh was appointed as the first British Ambassador to Somalia after 21 years at the beginning of this year. Somaliland remains unrecognized despite breaking away from Somalia over two decades and the new General Consulate is seen as another setback.
Somaliland officials might now have to travel to Mogadishu just to meet with British officials.