Somali Magazine – The United States reiterates its commitment to Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the midst of Ethiopia’s aggression against Somalia, which threatens the stability and security situation in the Horn of Africa.
In a news briefing, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mary Catherine Phee expressed the United States’ view on recent regional developments. She added the U.S. “shares the view of the African Union, IGAD, and other international organisations, as well as the majority of African partners on the continent, that Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity need to be respected.”
She went on to say that the US was concerned about the potential ramifications of the planned memorandum of understanding between Somaliland and Ethiopia, which might undermine ongoing efforts to battle al-Shabaab and have a severe impact on the Somali people. She also stated that the United States encouraged “conversations between the peoples of Somalia and Somaliland about their shared future.”
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