Addis Ababa (SD) – The Ethiopian government has talked about the recent apology from the president of the federal government of Somalia regarding the massacre committed by Siyad Barre regime in Somaliland.
The Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, said in its “Week in the Horn” report, that Farmajo’s apology was part of the latest step towards understanding between the two sides.
The ministry’s report also noted Somaliland president’s response to the Somali President’s apology, saying: “Somaliland President, Muse Bihi Abdi, has welcomed the general apology issued by President Mohamed Farmajo over the Siyad Barre massacres. President Bihi applauded for the move to be unique and historic”.
The report also stated that the two Presidents Farmajo and Bihi held their first closed-door meeting in Addis Ababa last week.
“Last week, the two, for the first time, held a closed-door meeting in Addis Ababa,” confirmed the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its’ weekly report.
The Ethiopian government appears to be playing a key role in reopening the long-awaited Somalia-Somaliland talks, as well as settling tensions between the two sides.
However, the move caused a major rift between the Somaliland government and its opposition parties who categorised the meeting treasons.