Foreign Ministers of Ethiopia and Somalia have agreed to pursue ongoing dialogue with a view to resolving their issues and ensuring regional stability, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia confirmed in an official press release today.

At the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, Hakan Fidan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Taye Atske-Selassie, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Ahmed Moallim Fiqi convened on 1st of July, 2024 in Ankara, Türkiye, MFA Ethiopia stated.

The Ministers, through Türkiye’s facilitation, were able to separately have a candid, cordial and forward-looking exchange concerning their differences and explored perspectives towards addressing them within a mutually acceptable framework.

The Ministers of Ethiopia and Somalia reiterated their commitment to the peaceful resolution of differences, and expressed their appreciation to Türkiye for its facilitation, as well as its constructive contributions.

The Ministers agreed to pursue the ongoing dialogue with a view to resolving their issues and ensuring regional stability.

The Ministers further agreed to meet in Ankara on 2nd of September 2024 to have a second round of discussions, as confirmed by MFA Ethiopia.

Both parties expressed their appreciation to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Türkiye, for this initiative.

Disclaimer: The official text of the Embassy Website is the English language version. Any discrepancies or differences created in translations are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes.

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