Somaliland:SFG Once again Violates the Terms of SL/ Somalia Djibouti Agreement

By Mohamed Arrale
 A fortnight after the Djibouti agreement between  Somalia and Somaliland in which the 6-point joint communiqué was signed by the two Presidents, the Somalia Federal Government  in Mogadishu has first violated the deal that the two sides agreed – the points  emphasizing  that both parties  to refrain  from  any remarks that are at odds with the dialogue or the developmental and reconstruction activity.
on 5th January 2015, officials from  the Ministry  of Foreign Affairs and  the Ministry  of Petroleum  and Mineral  Recourses (PMR) of Somalia  had a meeting  with the Chinese Embassy in Mogadishu and interfered the internal issues  of Somaliland by fabricating a misleading accusation against ARC Chinese mining company: An infringement of Somaliland progress and security.
 In reality,  the objective of the meeting was a plot to dishonour the agreed points  in Djibouti meeting  on 21 December 2014 by the presidents of Somalia and Somaliland, his Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and His Excellency Ahmed M. Mohamoud respectively.  The issue against the  ARC  mining company in  the Simodi mountains of the Awdal region of Somaliland was also a tactical point of gaining attention from the international community  and creating a tension  in the area to reinforce the case of Suldan Wabar, a rebel in the mountains of Awdal: This is a clear support  to a someone who is jeopardizing the stability and the security of Somaliland and the neighbours ( Ethiopia and Djibouti).
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In a bid to reinforce the effectiveness of the plot,  the local media was given a leakage or a hint of the meeting between the two ministries and the Chinese Embassy to spice up the issue and pave the way a  for a later clarifying press release as Mr Farah Abdi Hassan, the Director General  of PMR did on 7th January 2015 issued a  provocative statement interfering  with the internal affairs of Somaliland.

 The whole operation was a joint fight back mission against the Somaliland/Somalia signed agreement in Djibouti by individuals (mainly hailed from Somaliland)  who held positions in the FSG as well as  others in Mogadishu. Those individuals were discrediting President Hassan Sheikhs Mohamoud involvement in the meeting by violating in effect  the agreed points  as they use the government card by releasing statement  and holding meetings against Somaliland.
 The departing two ministers (undertakers) of both ministries are hailed from Somaliland and they are active supporters of Khatumo and Awdal rebels who are in opposition of the Talks between Somalia and Somaliland. The participants of that meeting in the Chinese Embassy  and the subsequent press release that attacks the authority of Somaliland and foiling  the continuation of talks between Somalia and Somaliland  were apparently  under the influence of Dr Ali Khalif Galaydh who flew to Mogadishu as soon as the  6-points agreement was released. Dr Ali told the press on his arrival to Mogadishu  that he is up for a mission to dwarf that agreement and in effect this the aftermath his mentored exercise.
The trio are attempting to create a civil  tension in Awdal region this time  by using the name of the Federal Government  and also they are aiming to seek the attention of international community  by using ARC, the mining Chinese company, as a tool and a cover up for their heinous activity.
In fact the international community including the Chinese government knows that Somaliland government is in full control of its territory and can cope with its internal affairs, unlike Somalia, if the Federal Government of Somalia minds its business in the South . However, we urge the President of Somalia, Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, to restrain and deal with the individuals in his administration who are always interfering the internal Somaliland affair. He must also be aware of those who are sabotaging his efforts and has no faith in his capacity, but  always around for their egocentricity.


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