Somaliland: Government Shoo’s off Somalia’s Oppostion to Opening of Taiwanese office

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Taiwan Trade office in Hargeisa Somaliland

THT: Somaliland is a sovereign entity thence in control of its own relations with other countries, institutions and organizations as it deems fit.

This is per a statement released by the ministry of foreign affairs in Hargeisa in reaction to utterances made by the federal government of Somalia following the official opening of the Taiwanese trade office in Somaliland.

In it’s rebuttal the Mogadishu based ministry of foreign affairs said “The Federal Government of Somalia condemns Taiwan’s reckless attempts to infringe on the Sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Somalia and violate its Territorial Integrity,” Read more

Below the Somaliland MoFA Statement

The Government of the Republic of Somaliland sees Somalia’s reaction towards Taiwan’s Representative Office in Somaliland as astonishing and mystifying to the world nations, whilst the Republic of Somaliland has already diplomatic relations and substantive ties with many countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Somaliland – Taiwan’s new relationship is among such mutual cooperation and long-standing friendship between Somaliland and the members of the international community.

The Republic of Somaliland has reinstated its sovereignty in 1991 after the people of Somaliland unanimously decided to withdraw the failed merger between Somaliland and Somalia in 1960.

Therefore, Somaliland’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are indisputable and irrevocable on the basis of these historical accounts. As the African states reaffirmed in the Cairo Declaration in 1964 the borders of Africa should remain as the colonials delineated and the Republic of Somaliland is among those countries in which this declaration ratified its borders.

The Government of Somaliland wants to reiterate that the bilateral relationship between Somaliland and Taiwan is based on reciprocal and our shared values of peace, freedom, and democracy, and the baseless propaganda from Somalia would not prevent this historic relationship between the two nations.

The Government of Somaliland again warns the Somalia administration to refrain from the repeated groundless and uninformed statements amid to mislead the world. Somaliland is a sovereign and responsible state that respects the other nation’s affairs.

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