Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-The United States of America on Wednesday made clear its position about the worsening diplomatic relations between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Republic of Ethiopia following sea deal with Somaliland on January 1st, 2024.

State Department spokesman, Mathew Miller said the U.S joined other partners expressing serious concerns as well about the resulting spike in tensions of the Horn of Africa, urging stakeholders to engage in a diplomatic dialogue.

“The United States recognizes the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the federal republic of Somalia within its 1960 borders”, he said, responding to a question related to this matter in which the reporters asked him during a press conference in Washington.

The Somali Government strongly opposed the Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland, giving it an sea access, in return of recognition, describing it null and void and violation of country’s sovereignty while recalling its Ambassador to Addis Ababa.

Earlier, The European Union, Arab league, African Union and other countries showed solidarity with Somalia regarding to the diplomatic row between the two neighboring countries and called for a respect to the sovereignty of Somalia.

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