The United Arab Emirates Interior Ministry’s website has removed Somalia from its portal of visa registration and replace it with “Republic Of Somaliland”.
A Spokesman for the Somaliland President Muse Abdi Bihi has issued a statement to thank UAE for “accepting” Somaliland passport.
Somalilland media and bloggers have reported that the first Somaliland passport holder to be accepted by UAE travelled last Friday.
The development came amid strained relations between Mogadishu and Abu Dhabi.
On Monday Somaliland President Bihi hosted a 12 man UAE delegation in Hargeisa.