Somalia Demands Withdrawal of Ethiopia/Somaliland Agreement Prior to Any Mediation

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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In an official statement released on January 18, 2024, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Somalia categorically rejects any mediation efforts until Ethiopia revokes a recently established agreement with the separatist region of Somaliland, a pact deemed “illegitimate” by Somali authorities.

Tensions have escalated significantly between the two neighboring nations following a burgeoning alliance between Addis Ababa and Somaliland, solidified by the signing of an accord on January 1.

The contentious agreement includes provisions for a 20-kilometer Ethiopian access to the Somaliland coastline. The diplomatic standoff underscores the complexity of regional dynamics and highlights the imperative for resolution before any third-party intervention.


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