Addis Ababa ( Somaliland Mirror )- The current leaders of Somalia and Somaliland have met for the first time in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
It is reported that the meeting was brokered by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.
Ethiopia’s government has not commented publicly on the talks, which occurred on the sidelines of an African Union gathering.
Somalia spokesman said ” the meeting was an ice-breaking one”.
Somalia considers Somaliland as part of its territory. Several rounds of past talks over possible unification have failed to reach a breakthrough.
This week’s meeting is the first since Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Somaliland leader Muse Bihi Abdi took office in 2017.
Since taking office in 2018, Ethiopia’s leader has worked to achieve a number of diplomatic breakthroughs in the long-turbulent Horn of Africa region.