Hargeisa (The Horn)- The UN and IGAD have failed to reach amicable solution to the Tukaraq war pitting Somaliland and the Somalia province of Puntland. According to confidential reports reaching the Horn Newspaper the president of Puntland Mr.Abdiweli Gaas told the UN special envoy to Somaliland /Somalia Mr.Michael Keating that if he wants the peace talks to commence Somaliland armed forces should withdraw their forces from Tukaraq hamlet.
The Indian Ocean newspaper last publication wrote that the president of Puntland Mr.Abdiweli Gaas convinced the UN special representative that Somaliland is at fault an attacked Puntland. The Indian Ocean Newsletter further stated that Puntland administration have a far superior foreign policy than Somaliland hence they are always on top of the game compared to the Somaliland foreign minister Mr.Sa’ad Ali Shire who is playing catch up.
The UN special representative to Somaliland and Somalia recently toured the IGAD nation’s members to seek their support in quelling the Tukaraq fiasco however Mr.Abdiweli Gaas of Puntland became a dilemma.
The IGAD countries want both parties to stop the Tukaraq war unconditionally thence exchange the prisoners of war captured during the fiasco.