The talks between the Federal Government of Somalia and the breakaway Somaliland will resume soon amid squabbles over Berbera deal.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said the talks would be held soon, without giving specific dates.
“The talks between the federal government and Somaliland will restart soon, [ the talks] are intended [ to facilitate] means that lead to our people and the nation to a better future and sovereignty,” the President said.
Mr. Farmajo said his government is committed to solve the internal conflicts.
“Somali people are brothers, they cannot be separated, and any dispute [ between the sides] will be solved at the negotiation table,” he explained.
The President Farmajo is expected to hold a preliminary meeting with the President of the breakaway Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi in the neighbouring country, Djibouti.
He expressed hope that two sides will shed their differences and get united once again.
The move comes at a time when the sides have been trading accusations over the controversial Berbera port deal.
Somalia has vehemently rejected the deal inked between Somaliland, Ethiopia and Dubai based company, DP World.
The three way deal gives DP World 51% of the stake, Ethiopia secures 19% as Somaliland makes away with 30% of the stake.
Despite, Mogadishu insisting on the unity of Somalia as paramount, the leaders of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland want to secure secession that it declared in May 1991.
Somaliland unilaterally declared independence from the rest of Somalia; but the region is yet to be recognized by the international community.