Mohammad Abdullahi Omar

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Mohammad Abdullahi Omar
محمد عبدالله اومار
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somaliland
In office
July 28, 2010 – June 25, 2013
Preceded byMohamed Bihi Yonis
Minister of Commerce of Somaliland
In office
June 25, 2013 – May 20, 2014
Succeeded byDr. Musa Kassim Omer

Dr. Mohammad Abdullahi Omar (Somali: Maxamed Cabdulaahi Cumar, Arabic: محمد عبدالله اومار‎) is a Somali politician. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somaliland,[1] a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[2] He was appointed to the position on July 28, 2010 by the region's incumbent President Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo. Following a regional cabinet reshuffle in June 25, 2013, Omar was replaced as Foreign Minister by Mohamed Bihi Yonis.[3] Omar subsequently served as Somaliland's Minister of Commerce until May 20, 2014, when he was dismissed from the position by presidential decree following an internal dispute over leadership succession within the region's ruling Peace, Unity, and Development Party (Kulmiye) party.[4]


  1. ^ Noori, Shakir (21 May 2011). "Somaliland eyes embassy in UAE". Gulf News. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ Somaliland’s Quest for International Recognition and the HBM-SSC Factor Archived 2012-05-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Somaliland: President Silanyo Unveils A Major Reshuffle To His Cabinet". Midnimo. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Somalia: Wrangle splits Somaliland Ruling Party as President Siilaanyo seeks re-election". Garowe Online. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.