The UK remains deeply concerned by recent tensions between Somaliland and Puntland.”UK Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth

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UK Minister of State Commonwealth and UN Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Horndiplomat-The UK Minister of State Commonwealth and UN Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon in this week Speaking of UK’s Parliament says his government deeply concerned the recent tensions between Somaliland and Puntland .

Question by The Marquess of Lothian Asked on Foreign and Commonwealth Office
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to (1) help to reduce tensions between Somaliland and Puntland in Northern Somalia, and (2) assist with the renewal of UN mediation between the governments of Somalia and Ethiopia.?

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Answered on:The UK remains deeply concerned by recent tensions between Somaliland and Puntland. Our Ambassador continues to raise this issue with the presidents of Somaliland, Puntland and the Federal Government of Somalia to encourage leaders on all sides to engage in constructive dialogue, and to avoid actions or rhetoric which could raise tension or increase the risk of further violence. We are closely engaged with international partners, including the UN, to ensure that they are prepared to respond to any request from the parties themselves for mediation.”Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

By: Chriss Downsen deputy Editor-in-Chief HornDiplomat Tweets Chriss downsen

SOURCE: HORNDIPLOMAT

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