Addis Ababa(Mogadishu24)-Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday revealed that it has agreed with Puntland State in Somalia to enhance Multifaceted Relations, three months after the port deal between Somaliland and Ethiopia.

The State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mesganu Arga received a senior ministerial delegation led by Puntland’s Minister of Finance, Mohammed Farah Mohammed while the two sides explored collaborative opportunities in trade, investment, energy cooperation, and joint infrastructure projects to bolster and broaden the ties between the two sides

“Ambassador Mesganu reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to the relationship with Puntland and affirmed Ethiopia’s readiness to collaborate across various areas. He also extended a congratulatory message to the government of Puntland for the successful elections it conducted recently”, the Ministry said in a statement.

But Puntland State delegation did not comment on their discussions and agreements with the Ethiopian Government so far, as the latest developments from Ethiopia’s Ministry Puts fuel into previous unsolved diplomatic row between Somalia and Ethiopia following the MoU with Somaliland, leasing 20 Km of sea access to Ethiopia on January 1st.

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