Djibouti to prepare ground for Somalia-Somaliland talks restart

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By: Staff Writer
Djibouti’s foreign minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that Djibouti is preparing the ground for successful negotiations between Somalia and Somaliland. Horndiplomat reports
 “On the resumption of the Somalia Somaliland talks at the technical committees level, Djibouti is preparing the ground for successful negotiations. It is necessary to be patient, prudent, and remove all obstacles that could detail the process.” the Djiboutian Foreign Affairs Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf tweeted on Tuesday.
on June 14, Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi met in Djibouti, The meeting was hosted and chaired by President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.
The two sides agreed to form a joint technical ministerial committee will resume its work within 45 days in Djibouti to review the subcommittees’ reports and the overall progress of the talks.
Meanwhile, Reports from Djibouti indicated that the federal government of Somalia requested that the talks be delayed for a week.
Somalia did not explain the reasons for their request for the postponement, but it emerged that the Somalia government is currently facing mounting political pressure from both the opposition and the regional administrations over the impending elections.
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