The new cooperation comes after the collapse of a high-level forum in Garowe city.
This gives the government “green light” to give oil exploration licenses by the end of 2019.
Ali's lawyer said his client was a professional soldier who received training in the U.S.
In 2013, he refused to swipe t-shirts with an Israeli player in a display of support for Palestinian rights.
The minister said the government committed to facilitating the establishment of the innovation hubs.
Several countries have shown interest in facilitating talks between Somaliland and Somalia.