Somaliland Foreign Minister, Essa Kayd Mohamed, reaffirmed Somaliland’s commitment to implement the MoU it signed with Ethiopia in January this year.

In an exclusive interview with EBC World, the Foreign Minister underlined that the monumental pact is in accordance with all international laws and Principles.

On January 1, 2024 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somaliland President, Moses Bihi, signed a historic deal in Addis Ababa that seeks to expedite regional integration by fostering mutual development.

Somaliland, Foreign Minister Kayd disclosed, has organized a steering committee to implement all principles of the historical agreement, which is expected to fulfill the interest of the two countries.

The Foreign Minister expounded that the MoU signed with Ethiopia is not to harm anyone but to develop together within the scope of a win-win approach.

Regarding claims by Somalia that the MoU is a violation of its sovereignty, the Minister said Somaliland gained independence from the British government in 1960.