Ethiopia Elevates Consulate in North Western of Somalia to Official Embassy Status

Ethiopia boosts relationship with North Western of Somalia, turning consulate in Hargeisa into embassy, escalating tension with Somalia.

Ali Marehaan of North Western of Somalia confirmed the upgrade, signaling a move towards recognition.

Celebrations for North Western of Somalia’s independence also hinted at the diplomatic shift.

The decision was revealed by President Muse Bihi Abdi in a speech.

Ethiopia and North Western of Somalia signed an agreement for a Naval Base in return for recognition.

Recent Ambassador appointments suggest the upgrade to a full embassy.

Somalia ordered Ethiopia’s Ambassador to leave, but North Western of Somalia rejected the decision.

North Western of Somalia and Northeastern State continue to show support for Ethiopia.

North Western of Somalia is progressing towards implementing the agreement with Ethiopia despite international pressure.

Ethiopia’s silence is causing tensions with Somalia.

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