OIC issues strong rebuke against Ethiopia-Somaliland deal, reaffirms support for Somalia’s sovereignty

Jeddah (MFASomalia) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in a published statement below, expresses its solidarity with Somalia, rejecting the illegal agreement between Ethiopia and the Somaliland administration (the northwestern region) of the country, and emphasizing the importance of preserving Somalia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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The following text is the OIC media statement as shown below.

Date: 04/01/2024

Against the backdrop of its commitment to respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States in accordance with the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and international law, and following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership and Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Ethiopia and Somaliland on 1 January 2024, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed rejection of any act violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalia.

The General Secretariat renewed the solidarity of the OIC with the Federal Republic of Somalia and stressed the need to respect its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to safeguard security, peace, and stability in the region.

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