Saturday June 10, 2017
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Somaliland, today, fully supported the stand that Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen and other Gulf states took against Qatar, accusing it of support to Islamic militants and terror groups in the region.
In a statement His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Saad Ali Shire, gave the press, he said that the Republic of Somaliland was principally and categorically against anything that jeopardized regional stability as it opposes militancy and terrorism in all its forms.
Cognizant of and in acknowledgment of the deep historical roots which tied the Republic of Somaliland to the Gulf of Arabia, he said, the Cabinet of Ministers resolved in today’s meeting of 10/06/2017, that:
1. The Republic of Somaliland fully supports the stand taken by Saudi Arabia and UAE against Qatar;
2. Effective from today, no one can use the airspace of Somaliland without the express permission of relevant authorities of the Republic of Somaliland
3. The Republic of Somaliland has sole authority over its airspace, its seas and land, and, therefore, Somalia cannot give permission to anyone on use of Somaliland airspace, sea and land and has not authority whatsoever to do so.
Source: Som Tribune – Daily Horn News & Updates