New York (SD) – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, speaking at a Security Council meeting on Somalia, announced that talks are ongoing between Somalia and Somaliland.
James Swan said that discussions are high-level, and that the two parties have a constant relationship. adding that both sides want to advance the negotiations.
“In regard to Somalia-‘Somaliland’ relations, we are encouraged that dialogue is ongoing at senior levels and that both sides have indicated a willingness to maintain communication and pursue further discussions.” Said UN Representative.
Swan did not provide further details, and it is unclear who is involved and what the topics of discussion are.
The UN Representative announcement comes days after Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi called Somalia enemy of Somaliland.
“We are enemies, the only enemy we have is Somalia, the only government that refuses to recognize us, ”said Muse Bihi, President of Somaliland.
Somali and Somaliland are yet to comment on the UN Representative’s announcement to the Security Council, claiming that the two sides are having what seems to be an undisclosed talks.