Somalia-Somaliland Talks to Resume with Swiss Mediator

Apparently, talks between Somalia and Somaliland have broken down in large part due to the mistrust Somaliland places on the mediator of the talks, Turkey.  The talks are set to resume with a new mediator, Switzerland.

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Somaliland-Somalia talks that failed earlier would be resumed. But good news is that Switzerland is ready to host talks since Turkey has been accused of lacking neutrality among the two sides. According to Somaliland foreign minister Sa’ad Ali Shire told local media in Hargeisa on Saturday, that the talks would be held soon as the
Somaliland-Somalia talks that failed earlier would be resumed. But good news is that Switzerland is ready to host talks since Turkey has been accused of lacking neutrality among the two sides. According to Somaliland foreign minister Sa’ad Ali Shire told local media in Hargeisa on Saturday, that the talks would be held soon as the logistics already started to fix the date. However, the preliminary meeting between the presidents Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo of Somalia and Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland would be held in neighboring Djibouti. The two sides will set the agenda of the talks in Switzerland after the preliminary discussions are held. Thanks to president Muse Bihi Abdi who came up with an idea that Turkey should not be the only country to have the mediation role since previous meetings held in Turkey did not bear fruit.

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