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Unpacking the Illegality of the Ethiopia-Somaliland Naval Base Agreement in a Dynamic International Arena

On the 1st of January in 2024, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, signed an agreement with the Republic of Somaliland. In this deal, Ethiopia would gain access to a piece of coastal land in Awdal province to construct a naval base for a period of fifty years. In return, Ethiopia would acknowledge the sovereignty of Somaliland. However, the Federal Government of Somalia, the recognized governing body, strongly opposed this deal, referring to it as invalid. The global community, including entities like the United…

Arab Economic Forum Condemns Ethiopia-Somaliland Port Agreement as a Menace to Regional Peace and Prosperity

In a meeting held in Doha, the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum with Central Asian Countries and the Republic of Azerbaijan expressed strong support for Somalia's efforts to maintain its sovereignty on land, sea, and air. The countries' ministers reiterated Somalia's right to defend its territory as outlined in the UN Charter and the Arab League Charter. They stood in solidarity with the Somali government in rejecting the "Memorandum of Understanding" signed between Ethiopia and Somaliland on January 1, 2024. The…

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