President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia has expressed deep appreciation to Turkey on its role to find a peaceful way to end long-running disputes between Somalia and Somaliland.
President Mohamud attended a conference on the sidelines of his visit to the US capital, Washington, D.C. on Friday. Speaking at the conference, Mohamud talked about security challenges and Somalia's economy as well as his country's relations with its neighbours. He also touched on the long-running disputes between his country and Somaliland.
Praising Turkey's determination to revive a process of dialogue among Somalia and Somaliland to end their dispute, he said "I thank for their large and good offices of Turkish government on solving issues with Somaliland. We have been continuing our dialogue with the authorities of Somaliland."
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia and President Ahmed Silanyo of Somaliland region had met in Ankara, the Turkish capital in April, 2013 within the context of the dialogue process they initiated after a long time. Second round of the meetings at the ministerial level had taken place in July, 2013 in Istanbul.