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After Kenya, Somaliland’s Bihi shuttles to Djibouti


Wednesday December 23, 2020

DJIBOUTI (HOL) - Barely a week after concluding a two days visit to Kenya, Somaliland President Muse Bihi Wednesday jetted off to neighbouring Djibouti.

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Bihi arrived in Djibouti Wednesday alongside a delegation of ministers as the breakaway region ratchets up its quest for international recognition.

The Somaliland Presidency said on Twitter Bihi travelled to Djibouti on invitation from President Omar Guelleh.

The Somaliland leader was last week in Nairobi for two days where he struck a deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta for both sides to elevate their diplomatic statuses.

Both sides, a communique from the meeting noted would open consulates in their respective territories by March.

The move angered Mogadishu which announced a cut of diplomatic relations with Kenya adding to earlier measures which included expulsion of ambassador Lucas Tumbo late November.

The substance of the Djibouti meeting remains unclear but would be closely watched from Mogadishu which remains a strong ally of Djibouti.



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