KHAIRE: Wind of change in Horn of Africa opens Somalia for business

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KHAIRE: Wind of change in Horn of Africa opens Somalia for business

September 9, 2018| Arlaadi Online

Image result for xasan cali khayreBy HASSAN ALI KHAIRE

Mr Khaire is Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Somalia

Somalia

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (left) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 3, 2018. Somalia is trying to restore good relations with the global community. PHOTO | ANDY WONG | AFP 

The recent amnesty has seen leaders of many terrorist groups defect to the government and help in nation building

A few days ago, Eritrea and Djibouti agreed to normalise their ties, opening a new chapter in their previously frosty relations.

This followed yet another milestone: a summit in Asmara that brought together the leaders of Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in an effort to broker peace.

The meeting shows the resolve of Somalia to put regional peace and stability as the cornerstone of our diplomacy. Leaders have agreed to break from a conflict-riddled past.

Since President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and I took office, the government has made tremendous progress at home and abroad.

Our government, through Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, is spearheading talks to end a border row between Eritrea and Djibouti.

The Asmara talks were meant to solidify the gains made in separate talks between the leaders of the three countries.

PEACE DEAL

Djibouti Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf and his Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh have saluted Somalia’s efforts.

For decades, the two nations have had a dispute over the region of Doumeira. Several initiatives to end the hostilities have been futile. In 2010, Qatar made laudable efforts to broker a peace deal.

The latest development is just among the diplomatic engagements Somalia has undertaken.

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Mr Khaire is Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Somalia

Source: DAILY NATION

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