Somaliland Government: The Sole Authority In Charge of Berbera Port

Somaliland Foreign Minister Sa’ad Ali Shire, speaking to reporters in his office, talked about the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s visit to Mogadishu, Somalia and one of the points included in the Joint Communique issued after their bilateral talks. According to minister’s remarks, Somalia and Ethiopia are both neighbors of Somaliland and they can discuss their bilateral relationship as well as their mutual interests but when it comes to Berbera Port, it is in Somaliland and Somaliland has full-fledged functioning government with its own constitution that has the sole ultimate authority over any matter concerning Berbera Port. Any party interested in Berbera Port has no choice other than engaging with Somaliland government.