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Somalia readies to talk with Somaliland

MOGADISHU – Somalia’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad says the Federal government is ready to start talks with Somaliland, a breakaway region in northern Somalia.

Amb. Awad warned that the external interferences are becoming ‘obstacle’ to an understanding between Somalis, while speaking to foreign diplomats on why his government cut ties with Guinea.

He told foreign diplomats that Somalia would not accept from Guinea or any other country to interfere in Somalia internal affairs and sovereignty.

“Somalia has been patient with other countries, we’ve exercised restraint,” he said.

The Somalia-Somaliland talks have been in stalemate for many years since the last round of talks held in Turkey in 2015 that ended without result due to tough conditions.


Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline