The Agreements between Ethiopia, Somalia not relevant to Somaliland – Somaliland Foreign Minister

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Foreign Minister of Somaliland DR. Saad Ali Shire
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Dr Shire told the BBC Somali said that the agreement was not in any way relevant to them.

 

By: Mohamed Duale Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat  Tweets @MohamadDuale

Horndiplomat-Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Dr Saad Ali Shire has taken a firm stand on June 16 Somalia and Ethiopia agrees “joint investment in 4 key ports. After meeting in Mogadishu.

The BBC Somali service Asked Somaliland Foreign minister question-related to a bilateral agreement between the Somalia and Ethiopia that said to respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and the unity of both nations.

 “The unity that they talked its a Somalia’s federal unity, not related to Somaliland.’Said Dr Saad Ali Shire Somaliland foreign minister

On March 1, Dubai’s state-owned DP World said the Ethiopian government had taken a 19 percent stake in Somaliland’s Port of Berbera.

The port operator said it would retain a 51 percent stake in the port and that Somaliland would retain 30 percent.

DP World took a 65 percent stake in the port in 2016 as part of a joint venture with the government of Somaliland under a 30-year concession.

The Ethiopian government would invest to develop the Berbera Corridor, a road from the border with Ethiopia to Berbera Somaliland.

Somaliland foreign minister also comments another question-related if they contact with Ethiopian government on recent agreements between Somalia and Ethiopia.

“We will see if Ethiopia changes our agreement, but this recent agreement between Somalia and Ethiopia does not change the previous agreement between Somaliland and Ethiopia,’‘Said Dr Saad Ali Shire Somaliland foreign minister.

Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago from Somalia, but despite having its own currency, parliament, military and legal system The territory has been experiencing stability and economic prosperity and has been influential in the fight against piracy and terrorism in the Horn of Africa.

 

By: Mohamed Duale Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat  Tweets @MohamadDuale

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