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Somaliland dismisses Somalia's resolution to ban DP World

Hiiraan Online
Tuesday March 13, 2018

Hargeisa (HOL) - The breakaway region of Somaliland on Tuesday said Somalia's move to ban DP World was destabilizing the Horn of  Africa.

Somaliland's House of Representatives said Somalia’s Lower house resolution would weaken relations between Somalia and Somaliland.

 “We are telling the United Nations, African Union, Arab League and IGAD who support democracy and development in Somaliland that Somalia decision could lead to instability in the Horn of Africa,” the representatives said in a statement.

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The lawmakers unanimously endorsed Berbera port concession for the second time with over 64 votes.

The statement said the Berbera agreement between DP World and Somaliland which later was included Somalia's neighbouring landlocked Ethiopia, would lead to prosperity.

“The House agreed that anyone who found supporting or promoting Somali government against the existence and sovereignty of Somaliland would be a national enemy,” the MPs decided.

Following Monday's resolution by Somali Lower House which termed the deal inked between Somaliland, Ethiopia and DP World unconstitutional, the region postponed the Somalia-Somaliland talks scheduled to resume next month.

Somaliland which declared its secession from Somalia in 1990 on Sunday banned Somalia's top-level internet domain from its areas.

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