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    Somalia recalls its ambassador to Ethiopia, declaring the MoU with Somaliland null and void.

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    Somali Magazine – The Federal Republic of Somalia summoned its Ambassador to Ethiopia, Abdullahi Mohamed Warfa, on Tuesday for consultations regarding the so-called Memorandum of Understanding between Somaliland and the Ethiopian Government over marine access, which violates Somali territory’s sovereignty.

    Somalia’s Cabinet Ministers, in an extraordinary meeting on this issue, described Ethiopian government interference in our domestic issues as a violation of the country’s sovereignty and international norms, and called on the United Nations, African Union, and all international organizations to intervene.

    The Cabinet has categorically rejected Ethiopia’s ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Somaliland, declaring it “null and void” and lacking any legal foundation.

    According to the Somali administration, Ethiopia’s move is a “naked aggression” that breaches Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    “Ethiopia’s actions endanger good neighborliness, peace, and stability in the region,” said Farhan Jimale, the government’s spokesperson.

    The MoU stated that Somaliland, northwest of Somalia, exchanged 20 kilometers of sea for recognition from Ethiopia, a violation of Somalia’s sovereignty.

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