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Buuba: Somalia and Somaliland talks must be restored

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FILE: Former Minister of Foreign Affairs OF Somalia Ismail Hurre Buubaa

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismail Hurre Buubaa, and also the chief of Waddani opposition party, who spoke to Goobjoog News has addressed the Federal government of Somalia and the northern breakaway Somaliland talks should be restored.

He said, “The talks which have been postponed for the past years, are a major barrier to the common understanding between both the authorities in Mogadishu and Hargeisa.”

Buuba added that the Somali community would have been better able to identify what they recognized, like in our neighbouring countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea who have recently agreed to end their border dispute where thousands of people died in the past 20 years.

“It is a very unfortunate and serious challenge, and that the political process in Somalia and Somaliland needs to be transparent, peaceful and open to dialogue,” said Ismail Hurre Buubaa.”

Buuba has accused the Somali federal government led by President Mohamed Farmajo for not re-establishing its constitutional mandate to define the powers of the federal government and its member states.

Speaking during the 58th anniversary of Somalia’s independence on 1st July 2018, president Farmajo announced that the government of Somalia is ready to resume the talks between Somalia and Somaliland, but he never disclosed the exact date of when the talks will start.

Somaliland which declared a unilateral independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991 has been seeking an international recognition, however, their efforts haven’t so far proved successful.

Goobjoog News