Somaliland: UK Govt promises to end Tuke Raq skirmishes



The UK government wants to see the ending in Tuke Raq hostilities in Sool region between Puntland and Somaliland to come to an end through negotiations.

This was said by UK’s minister for Commonwealth Lord Ahmad who was questioned this week at the parliament of the efforts of UK govt to diffuse the growing tension in Tuke Raq and also to facilitate UN to find lasting peace in the region. Mr. Ahmed, UK Minister in charge of commonwealth said that his government is worried about the recent fighting between Somaliland and Puntland. He stated that the UK ambassador to Somalia Mr. David Concar is engaging with the leaders of Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia in order to encourage all sides to start  fruitful dialogue and also urged them to refrain from any acts that will fuel the skirmishes. The minister said that they are in close contact with the UN to find a lasting solution to the recurring war in the region.



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