Addis Ababa (SD) – Reports from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa say that the presidents of Somaliland Muse Bihi and Somalia president Mohamed Farmajo met there today.
Talks between Somalia and Somaliland had stalled and the international community had been pressuring both sides to resume the talks.
The details of the meetings were not released and the media is kept in the dark.
Diplomatic sources in Addis Ababa confirmed to somalidispatch.com that the meeting of the two presidents today was facilitated by the Ethiopian government.
The Somalia president is in Addis Ababa for the African Summit there, while president Bihi was invited to lobby the world leaders participating the summit.
Somaliland got its independence June 1960 from Britain and formed a republic with Somalia.
Somaliland declared its independence in May of 1991, after a brutal civil war in the country.
Somalia contests that Somaliland is still part of Somalia, and has in the past blocked all efforts in its quest for independence.