Somaliland: Dubai Statement 28/06/2012


By: Yusuf M Hasan

DUBAI (Somalilandsun) – The presidents of Somaliland and Somalia H.E Mahmoud Mahmoud Silanyo and sheikh Sharif respectively meeting in Dubai reached far reaching agreements pursuant to the Chevening House Declaration.

The talks between the two presidents hosted by the government of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai agreed

  1. In reference to the dictates of article 6 and 10 of the London and Istanbul II conferences on Somalia as pertains to talks between Somaliland and Somalia supported by the international community in order to establish cordial relations.

  2. As a follow-up of the Chevening house meeting held in London, the two presidents met in Dubai on 28th June 2012.

  3. The Dubai meeting was held on invitation and subsequent hosting by the government of the UAE.

  4. The objective of the meeting between presidents Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo and Sheikh Sharif in order to put an official rubber stamp on the Chevening House declaration of 20th June 2012.

In relation to the above points the two presidents agreed that the talks committees from the two countries should continue with deliberations in order to implement the eight points of Chevening declaration thus establish and sustain durable relations between the two neighbouring countries.