Somaliland spoken out the political crisis in Somalia

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Hargeisa(Berberanews)- The #Somaliland government has spoken out about its stance on the political crisis in Somalia, warning that the actions of outgoing Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo pose a threat to regional security.

This was stated in a statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland.

A statement from the Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a copy of which reached Berberanews.com, reads as follows:

“Today’s political stalemate is a testament to the oppressive, and tyrannical leadership of the Farmaajo regime,which isan absolute threat to the security and stability of the region and could plunge Somalia into a fresh civil war thatmay conceivably compel the displacement of thousands of civilians into the neighboring countries including the Republic of Somaliland.

We urge the resilient people of Mogadishu who have been caught in the crossfire of unrelenting terror of Al-Shabaab and Farmaajo’s authoritarianism and his willful disregardof human rights to uphold their peace and stability.

We commend the United Nations Security Council’s decision to keep the Arms Embargo in place and urge the international community to double its efforts to monitor and ensure no additional armaments are brought into Somalia in these uncertain times.

Since regaining its sovereignty,the Republic of Somaliland has been a shining democratic beacon in a region where free and fair elections and democratic values have been preserved. Somaliland has successfully held subsequent free and fair elections since 2002 and peaceful transfers of power. Once again, on May 31

st, the people of Somaliland are heading to the polls for local council and parliamentary elections.

Therefore,we urge the International Community to engage directly with the Republic of Somaliland and learn from our experience of keeping terrorism at bay, building our nation from the ground up and replicate our success of holding free and fair elections to Somalia and beyond.

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Republic of SomalilandMinistry of Foreign Affairs and International CooperationStatement.