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President of Somalia Accuses Ethiopia of Avoiding Negotiations

President of Somalia Accuses Ethiopia of Avoiding Negotiations

In a recent address to the House of Representatives, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused Somalia of seeking mediation from other countries instead of directly engaging with Ethiopia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia responded, stating that Ethiopia is not ready to resolve the diplomatic tensions between the two nations through dialogue. During his opening speech at the National Council on Saturday, July 6, 2024, President Mohamud emphasized his government's desire to ease the diplomatic strain with Ethiopia. However, he expressed frustration, stating that Ethiopia has shown no willingness to engage in dialogue. This statement came after Prime Minister Abiy…
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Ethiopia and Somalia Begin Negotiations in Ankara

Ethiopia and Somalia Begin Negotiations in Ankara

Ethiopia and Somalia have initiated negotiations in Ankara. Turkey has begun mediating between Ethiopia and Somalia, whose relations have recently deteriorated. According to Reuters, citing sources close to the matter, the negotiations are taking place in the Turkish capital, Ankara. However, neither the Turkish government nor the representatives from Ethiopia and Somalia have yet confirmed these reports. Somalia media outlets have reported that a delegation led by the country's Foreign Minister, Ahmed Mualim Feqi, departed for Turkey yesterday. Nonetheless, Somalia's Foreign Ministry has not confirmed this information. Similarly, an official from Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declined to comment…
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Turkish Navy Warship Docks in Somalia

Turkish Navy Warship Docks in Somalia

A Turkish Navy warship has recently arrived in Somalia, marking a significant development in the military cooperation between the two nations. This move follows a bilateral agreement signed between Somalia and Turkey just two months ago, spanning a comprehensive 10-year military partnership. The bilateral agreement grants Turkey strategic control over certain segments of Somalia's coastline, while also facilitating the provision of training and support to the Somali Navy by its Turkish counterpart. Under the terms of this accord, the Turkish Navy dispatched the warship F514 to the waters off Mogadishu. Beyond military collaboration, Somalia and Turkey have also inked a…
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Somalia and Turkey inks Gas exploration agreement

Somalia and Turkey inks Gas exploration agreement

Somalia and Turkey have recently inked a significant agreement aimed at the development of gas and oil resources in Somalia waters. The agreement, announced by the Turkish Energy Minister, marks a milestone in the burgeoning relationship between the two nations, building upon a military agreement they previously sealed just last month. This latest accord is anticipated to bolster bilateral ties even further. According to reports from Reuters, the agreement encompasses various facets, including the exploration and production of oil within Somalia's territorial waters and land. Turkish Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar emphasized that the primary objective of the agreement is to…
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