President Farmajo meets Somaliland leader – Villa somalia

U.S resumes aid to Somali army, ties it to operations against terrorism Somali presidency has for first time commented on a rare meeting between President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Somaliland leader in Addis Ababa town of Ethiopia.

In a statement, Villa Somalia confirmed the meeting saying the two leaders met this week in Addis Ababa but the presidency did specified the agenda of their meeting.

The meeting took place on Tuesday.

Villa Somalia thanked the prime minister of Ethiopia for hosting both leaders in Addis Ababa.
Somaliland authorities have yet yet commented on the meeting.

Since 2014, when Federal Government of Somalia and Somaliland signed accord following three-day talks moderated by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the authorities in Somalia have trying to resolve the concerns of Somaliland leaders.
The sides agreed in 2014 that they continue the talks facilitated by Turkey but months later Somaliland rescinded its decision and accused Turkey of supporting Somalia against Somaliland.

It is six years down the line since Somalia, and Somaliland talks brokered by Turkey had collapsed with no tangible progress reached following intransigence by the sides.

Somaliland, a former British protectorate proclaimed independence from the rest of Somalia after the collapse of the central government collapsed in 1991.

Though the federal government is insisting on the unity of Somalia as paramount, the leaders of Somaliland want to secure secession.


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