President of the breakaway republic of Somaliland Ahmed Silanyo has warned against any interference by the new Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.
In a statement issued on Thursday Silanyo congratulated Farmaajo for his win welcoming the decision of Somalia Mps.
“We congratulate Mohamed Abdilahi Farmaajo, the new president of the neighboring country of Somallia. Somaliland gives the first priority a better neighborhood and peaceful co-existence of the two brotherly countries. We envisage peace, stability and sustainable solution for the Somalia’s quagmire,” the statement said.
Somaliland has been engaged in Turkey sponsored talks with its southern neighbor Somalia.
“Somaliland is sincerely committed to improve and continue the Somaliland and Somalia talks,” he added.
“The talks to win, we call on the new president to divert from the wrong path taken by his predecessor who was famous of his interference and disruption of the sovereignty of the Republic of Somaliland,” the press statement said.
Silanyo reiterated that the politicians from Somaliland who are in the government of Somalia do not represent Somaliland.
“Somaliland is an independent country and is not part of the federal states of Somalia,” the statement ended.
Somaliland once a British colony broke away from former Italian colony Somalia immediately the civil war broke out following the ousting of Siad Barre in 1991