UAE welcomes Somali leaders' agreement to end border dispute

ABU DHABI, 1st November, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE has welcomed the positive outcome reached by the leaders of Somali regions who met in Abu Dhabi on Monday regarding a border dispute between Puntland and Galmudug over Galkayo area.

After several days of UAE-sponsored talks, Presidents of the regions of Puntland, Jubaland, South West, Galmudug and Shebelle reached an agreement to halt the armed conflict between the two regions and set up joint committees to discuss outstanding issues in a bid to reach a final agreement.

The UAE affirmed that it would continue to support Somalia in the latter’s efforts to stop bloodshed, restore peace and stability, and deliver on aspirations of the Somali people.