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Somalia: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL9082, tabled on 28 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) help to reduce tensions between Somaliland and Puntland in Northern Somalia, and (2) assist with the renewal of UN mediation between the governments of Somalia and Ethiopia.

Answered on

10 July 2018

The UK remains deeply concerned by recent tensions between Somaliland and Puntland. Our Ambassador continues to raise this issue with the presidents of Somaliland, Puntland and the Federal Government of Somalia to encourage leaders on all sides to engage in constructive dialogue, and to avoid actions or rhetoric which could raise tension or increase the risk of further violence. We are closely engaged with international partners, including the UN, to ensure that they are prepared to respond to any request from the parties themselves for mediation.

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