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Lord Cameron has had discussions in regards to the UK seizing an historic alternative to assist deal with the Red Sea disaster with the Houthi terrorists.

It has come as the federal government is coming below stress to finish a 33-year diplomatic deadlock and recognise the state of Somaliland, a former British protectorate which is claimed by neighbouring Somalia.

The Daily Express has learnt that Lord Cameron has sat down with former Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson who has been a champion of the Somaliland trigger because the Houthi disaster within the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden has intensified.

Houthi terrorist assaults on transport have threatened one of many world’s largest commerce routes and each the UK and US have been firing on Houthi targets in response.

Sir Gavin informed the Daily Express that “there is enormous sympathy” for the popularity of Somaliland however “that now needs to translate into something positive”.

He warned: “If we do not seize this opportunity others will, and we will lose out on an ally in enormously strategic place who has immensely goodwill towards the UK.”

Sir Gavin has simply returned from Somaliland with former Attorney General Sir Michael Ellis who has written for the Daily Express immediately pushing the case for recognition.

As the previous colonial energy, the UK is the “pen holder” on the United Nations for the destiny of Somaliland and will affect its worldwide recognition as nicely.

Sir Michael Ellis mentioned: “The West needs all the friends it can get in a time of worrying instability in the world and here is a friend looking to help the West in a region where such allies are few and far between.

“It is in the UK’s strategic and economic interests to recognise Somaliland- but it would also be the morally right thing to do.”

Somaliland, which has maintained shut ties with the UK, is, in contrast to Somalia, a functioning, peaceable democracy.

The nation has a shoreline on the Horn of Africa of 531 miles near the present issues with the Houthis in Yemen.

It has a significant port Berbera which is a key haven for transport, a major necessary export level for East Africa and a possible location to base UK and US warships.

In 1960 it was the twelfth African nation to be made unbiased however inside days united with Somalia.

After civil struggle and persecution, Somaliland grew to become unbiased once more in 1991 however has by no means formally been recognised regardless that Somalia has been described as “a failed state” and has been a base for pirates and terrorists.

Recently the potential of wider worldwide recognition was opened when Ethiopia agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Somaliland.

Sir Gavin mentioned: “I think there was always a desire for an African country to recognise Somaliland first because of our colonial past and a wish not be accused of interfering with African politics.”

Rother Valley Tory MP Alexander Stafford has raised the problem with the Prime Minister in Parliament.

He informed the Daily Express: “The UK must not wait any longer and take advantage of our unique diplomatic position as the UN Penholder to formally recognise Somaliland and continue our legacy of supporting democracies the world over.”