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Bihi and Farmaajo meet in Addis Ababa

 

Muse Bihi Abdi and  Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo met Ethiopia for first-ever high-level direct face-to-face meeting reportedly brokered by Ethiopian Prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali.

No further details about what they have discussed have been reported.

On February 09, President Muse Bihi Abdi, and his delegation arrived at Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia and warmly welcomed by Dr. Aklilu Haile Michael, Ethiopia’s State Minister of foreign affairs.

On February 08, Somalia President Mohamed Abdilahi farmajo and his delegation have arrived in the Ethiopian capital to attend the 33rd African Union Ordinary Summit.

The talks between the two which the Turkish government hosted collapsed on March 2015 and all attempts to revive the stalled negotiation have not been achieved.

The talks began in 2012 when the London Conference on Somalia, held at Lancaster House on February resulted in a communiqué. Pre-talks communique emphasised “the need for the international community to support any dialogue that Somaliland and Somalia’.
The Somaliland-Somalia hit a deadlock several times over technical issues. Both  are keen to resume talks.

It is a developing story,  check back at Warsan for Updates.

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