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Talks to Resume Between the Federal Government of Somalia and Somaliland
November 29, 2014
Mogadishu (RBC)

Talks are expected to resume in Istanbul, Turkey, between the Federal Government of Somalia and the breakaway region of Somaliland and the country’s north, RBC Radio reports.

A delegation led by Somaliland’s foreign minister Mohamed Bihi Yonis reached Istanbul yesterday for the beginning of this round of talks. The Federal Government of Somalia is also expected to send its representatives to Istanbul in the coming hours to participate the talks on he country;s future.

Turkey has been the main mediation nation as the negotiations on Somalia were hosted to take place in Istanbul since 2012.

Both sides have failed to hold the planed talks in September this year which some attributed to the current internal row between the President and the Prime Minister.

Somaliland delegation have expressed their readiness to the talks and complained the delay of the talks as the result of the rift within that the Mogadishu based Federal Government.

According to sources in Istanbul both representatives will work of nominating a joint technical committee which will be tasked for executing daily activities and agreed points of the current talks while the joint Secretariat formed by the both sides is operational in Istanbul with the help of Ankara Government.

RBC Radio

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