Published On: Thu, Jul 19th, 2018

Somali president meets with Somaliland officials in Brussels

Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was reported to have held talks with officials from the northern breakaway region of Somaliland during the Somalia partnership forum in Brussels.

Sources say President Farmajo met with Somaliland’s opposition leader, Faisal Ali Warabe and former President of the now-defunct Khatumo State, Ali Khalif Galayr and discussed on a range of issues.

Warabe, who is the chairman of UCID political party said the meeting which took place on the sidelines of the Somalia partnership forum was focused on ways to work together on Somalia’s development.

He underlines that the sides also talked about the escalating tension between Somaliland and Puntland in Tukaraq village in the northern Sool region which claimed the lives of many people from both sides.

Somali president and the International community have in the past urged the warring regional administrations to cease the fighting and end their differences through dialogue.

The tension in Tukaraq emerged last January after Somaliland forces captured the town from Puntland troops following battle that led to hundreds of families to abandon their villages.

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