Hargeisa (The Horn)- Plans to revive stalled talks between Somaliland and Somalia are at an advanced stage.
This was informed by the Somaliland foreign minister Dr Saad Ali Shire during a presser in Hargeisa where he disclosed that the talks resumption shall be jumpstarted by the first face to face meeting between Somaliland President Musa Behi Abdi and his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo slated for Djibouti.
“While no date has been established yet, I can affirm that a meeting between the two presidents is imminent”said the foreign minister Initiated by the British government in 2015 the internationally
sanctioned talks flopped after several phases noted by Turkey , the resumption revealed minister Saad Ali Shire might be in Norway.
According to the foreign minister who thanked the Turks for hosting the talks, the change to another country is more to do with the fact that the Turkish government was never impartial owing to commitment to greater Somalia pursued by the authorities in Ankara.
Despite the goodwill in the talks steps towards fruition were made impossible by Somalia authorities who to only recanted on implementing agreed but adamancy on discussing reunification, a sacred subject for Somaliland Queried on the government’s take on recruitment of Somaliland youths by Qatar armed forces, Dr Saad Ali Shire who confessed to having been appraised on the issue, directed reporters to seek clarification within the ministry of employment and social services.