Recognition of Somaliland is part of the deal.” Somaliland AU Ambassador

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Ambassador Abdullahi accused Somalia of being the source of instability not only in Ethiopia but also in the region. “Ethiopia, we expect its borders to be respected. Second, Somaliland should be recognized as a legally recognized state. Somaliland will fight Al-Shabaab and terrorism,” he said.

A technical committee is now being set up from both sides to finalize the memorandum of understanding signed by Ethiopia and Somaliland,” Ambassador Abdullahi Mohamed, the representative of Somaliland in Ethiopia, told Deutsche Welle.

(following the signature) were connections. There were visits between the two countries. Ethiopia, its efforts to get a sea gate and the response of countries, our Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations returned last week. He was here (Addis Ababa) with me. Their main task was to consult with their Ethiopian counterparts so that the issue could be established.

Sooner or later we will get the two committees up and running. So I think that will happen very soon.”

What does Somaliland say to the protest?

Although Somaliland is not internationally recognized, it is a government that has controlled its own borders, has its own flag, and has been holding elections for the past 30 years, and has been governing its people.

“As for the Arab League, Egypt and Somalia, I think they can’t do anything in this regard. It’s a closed issue. The port issue that continues to be discussed is what worries us for the Egyptians who have other goals in the area,” he said. According to the memorandum of understanding, we asked them what Somaliland would get in return, and they

responded by saying, “Recognition of Somaliland. This is of course part of this program. It is part and parcel of the agreement.”

“Somaliland Fights Al-Shabaab and Terrorism”.

Ambassador Abdullahi accused Somalia of being the source of instability not only in Ethiopia but also in the region.

“Ethiopia, we expect its borders to be respected. Second, Somaliland should be recognized as a legally recognized state. Because we were a part and stakeholder of the political stability of the region. We have been fighting al-Shabaab and terrorism in the past years.”

“Somaliland has the support of other countries”

A representative who gave an interview to Deutsche Welle said that Somaliland will handle this issue well in the next African Union summit. “Not only Ethiopia, we also have other friends. We have friends from five different regions. We have member countries (African Union) who have a very positive attitude towards our issue. The controversial Ethiopia-Somaliland communication agreement , we have a legal issue, we also have a moral issue, the only thing left is a political issue. We will do it for the region and the continent. “Good contribution is forgotten. No body can decide on the decision of our people. Our people made a referendum. 97.5 percent voted in favor of becoming an independent country.

“Ethiopia has no desire to fight with Somalia”

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed explained to the Central Committee of the Prosperity Party yesterday that there is no desire to enter into a conflict with Somalia. “Ethiopia has absolutely no desire to fight with the people and government of Somalia.” My efforts to contact the officials of the Somali Embassy in Ethiopia on this matter were unsuccessful.