The ties between the two people dates back to ages. Somaliland and the Gulf states, in general, had cultural and commercial ties before and after the Western Colony.
Gulf States depend on the livestock of Somaliland for meat where Somaliland imports commercial goods from the Gulf States in general and from the United Arab Emirates In particular.
This contemporary issue which is the bilateral agreement on the Berbera Naval Base leases by United Arab Emirates for 25yrs reflects of that historical tie. The trust and the confidence of the people of Emirates to their brothers in Somaliland is what brought about this complete success of this milestone agreement.
Emirates satisfied with the political majority and past records of this national – the reality gains ground. They witnessed the truth that Somaliland is a democratic national that presidents come to office through popular vote and leave: A matter which incredibly impossible to take place in the third world and in Africa in particular. The lessons that envelop in Somaliland’s reality are mindboggling to
The lessons that envelop in Somaliland’s reality are mindboggling to the world scholars in total. Contrary to the opponents of this agreement, I believe it is not violate to the international norms and accords. Because Somaliland is a de facto state that controls its aerial, land and water borders. It also engaged regional and international agreements with other actors rather than the United Arab Emirates.It collaborates with the international community on its combat against piracy,
It collaborates with the international community on its combat against piracy, terrorism and the illegal trade. Whether you oppose or not this agreement is already materialized. And your opposition to this agreement is only a vendetta that empty of rationale judgment.
Are you against investment? Are you against cooperation based on mutual interest?
By:Abdirahman Omar Hussein
Deputy Editor of Horndiplomat & Freelance Researcher and Activist