NY(SD)-The President of the Federal Government of Somalia Mohamed Farmajo, in his speech this week at the UN, did not present his views on the Somaliland issue facing his government.
The International community have been insisting that the two sides should restart their dialog, and both parties have made comments regarding their commitments.
Somaliland strongly rebuffed Somalia’s plans for reconciliation with Somaliland, siding that Somalia is not serious about the talks.
President Farmajo has yesterday given his first UN speech since he took office and did not address the elephant in the room, the Somaliland issue.
It’s possible that Farmajo was just focusing on issues he thought the International community would be on his side, that it’s self is telling on his governments claim of Somaliland.
Also, this week the federal government of Somalia, has given a million dollars contribution to the federal states of Somalia, and also adopted the National Development plan, and in their admittance both did not include Somaliland.
Which begs the question, did the Federal Government of Somalia give up on it’s assertion that Somaliland is part of the Federal Government? or is there an external factors no one is aware of.
Prior to this, there were feverish escalation on Somalia’s efforts in the international arena to isolate Somaliland.
Could this new found realization be what is needed to kick start a new way of thinking, when it comes to the Greater Somalia ambitions, or does it mean what Somalilanders have been saying since independence, mind your business.
It will be interesting to see if the new Somalia approach will make the talks between the two sides more fruitful, or if Somaliland will see this as a full and final victory.
If things stay the same, it could be precedent setting and future Somalia governments could permanently drop their infatuation with Somaliland.
On the Somaliland side, could this be seen as an opportunity to kick start their quest for full independence, or would they go back to their political slumber?.
We are sure all who are interested will be watching with keen eyes for the foreseeable future.