“I am Hosting a Meeting between the Presidents of Somaliland and Somalia in Djibouti” President Ismail Omar Guelleh


Somalilandsun: Tomorrow in Djibouti, I will chair a meeting between President Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo and President Muse Bihi Abdi to follow up on the mediation efforts between the two leaders. I have also invited Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to attend the discussions.

This was informed by the president of Djibouti  Ismail Omar Guelleh via his twitter handle @IsmailOguelleh posted at 6:09 PM · Jun 13, 2020·

This will be the second face to face meeting between Presidents of Somaliland and Somalia following a similar meeting hosted in Ethiopia by PM Abiy Ahmed in February this year.

The meeting follows an invitation from the Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh. Reports say there will be representatives from the African and European Unions, United States and Ethiopia joining the meeting.

“If the summit takes place it will be historic event. In a matter of days, Somalia and Somaliland will both mark the 60th anniversary of independence from the British and Italian colonies,” he added.

Though no official statement has been issued sources indicate that the Somaliland head of state will depart Hargeisa in the early hours of Sunday morning for the meeting