Mogadishu (SD) – The Somali federal government, particularly the Somaliland negotiating committee, said they were prepared to continue the bilateral talks.
Parliamentarian Ali Ahmed Jama (Jangali) said the federal government is ready to open talks with Somaliland.
Jangali stressed that ever since the Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has appointed the committee, they’ve been conducting data collection and consultative meetings with various sections of the Somali community.
“We are doing our work, we are ready, and the job does not depend on only the current administrations, we are waiting on the Somaliland task force to start negotiations, everything will be negotiated.” said MP Ahmed Jangali.
The statement comes as the two sides held a preliminary conference on bilateral talks, organized by the federal government, and attended by representatives from Somaliland.
It’s not known who appointed the Somaliland representatives to the Mogadishu meeting sponsored by the federal government yesterday.
Over the past four years, the talks between Somalia and Somaliland have stalled, and now are about to be resumed.