Somalia: Federal Govt, Somaliland Presidents meet in Djibouti


DJIBOUTI, Republic of Djibouti Dec 20, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the leader of Somaliland’s separatist administration Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Siilaanyo) met in Djibouti on Saturday, Garowe Online reports.

The second meet came after the two departed Mogadishu and Hargeisa for Djibouti at official invitation by Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh.

Mohamud and Siilaanyo are said to have discussed Turkey-brokered bilateral talks, national airspace control and the implementation of agreements signed in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

In November, Somaliland declared that it would reconsider its position on talks with Mogadishu.

Somaliland accused Mogadishu-based central government of failing to honor the points in series of deals that were brokered by Turkey last year.

Two days ago, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) handed over airspace management to Somalia Federal Government, a move criticized by Somaliland.

Turkish President Erdogan for the first time facilitated direct talks between delegations led by Mohamud and Siilaanyo on October 5, 2013.


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