Farmaajo Is Ready To Visit Somaliland- Somalia Deputy PM Says
Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled has said the country is ready to resume stalled talks with breakaway Somaliland. In an interview with BBC Somali Guled said the government had already made plans for the talks. "President Farmajo is ready to arrive in Hargeisa carrying the national flag of Somalia," Guled told BBC He said the talks will kick off after the upcoming local elections in Somaliland. The Presldentof Somaliland Musa Bihi and Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo were scheduled to meet last year but the Tukaraq conflict complicated tbe matter, Guled said. The former British protectorate Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 but has remained unrecognised by the international community.