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Somaliland FM Confirms the Postponement of Somaliland/Somalia Talks

Hargeisa(horn)-Somaliland’s foreign Affairs minister Dr.Sa’ad Ali Shire has confirmed   the postponement of Somaliland/Somalia talks for a month following an  avoidable circumstances.

“As you all know our parliament rubber stamped the talk, however,  because of some issues beyond our power the talks had to be put off  for a month, after the grace period is over we will see if it will be

Appropriate to continue with negotiations.”

On the other side of the coin the Somalia president a Mr. Mohammed  Abdillahi alias Farmajo held an impromptu news conference in Mogadishu  to announce that Somaliland/Somalia talks will commence soon.

“I you all know soon we will start talks with Somaliland. This is  important because our Somali brothers cannot stay separated from us as  we have many things in common. The Somali people are brothers, so we  will have to solve our differences on the negotiation table.”  President Farmajo stated.

What has transpired?

It looks as if the Somaliland/Somalia talks will affect the recent  economic development tripartite deal Somaliland signed with UAE and  Ethiopia. This follows a recent public outburst by Somalia PM  condemning the DP World deal with Somaliland.

President Musa Bihi of Somaliland termed Somalia’s PM interference in  Somaliland affairs a declaration of war and in a strong worded  statement cautioned Somalia to let the sleeping  dog lie.

President Farmajo official visit to Qatar It seems the Qataris are behind the scenes fueling the diplomatic war  of words between Somaliland and Somalia taking advantage of their  rivalry with the UAE.

According to sources close to the Horn Newspaper the Somalia president  has received official invitation from the Qatari Emir and is expected  to fly this week.

The Somalia government sided with the Qataris during their recent  diplomatic war with their Arab neighbors and as a consequence become  close to the Qataris. The Somalia president is expected to hold talks  in Doha to counter Somaliland agreement with the UAE.


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