Horndiplomat-Ethiopia government refutes media reports saying Ethiopia had recalled its consul in Somaliland following instructions from the Ethiopian government. Horndiplomat Reports
Former Ethiopian consul in Hargeisa Brigadier General Berhe Tesfey In a telephone interview with Mahmoud Walaleye, Veteran Somaliland journalist said Ties between Somaliland and Ethiopia always have been strong.
“Strengthening ties between the two countries will always remain our priority. Our enemies are busy creating fake news against Ethiopia’s and Somaliland ties. The consulate office is open for business, “ Said Berhe Tesfey
On Nov 19, 2018, Alleastafrica reported Ethiopia government had recalled its consul from Somaliland on Monday, and added that move could be a precursor to a diplomatic withdrawal from Somaliland by Ethiopia’s government under the new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed amid a new region political shift towards economic integration.
“The relationship between the two countries is going to remain stronger, but fake news never wins against truth,” Tesfay said.
Meanwhile, officials of Ethiopian Consulate General in Hargeisa paid a courtesy call to the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Somaliland Yasin Mohamoud Hir in his Office on Thursday.