Somaliland is committed to fostering bilateral cooperation with nations promoting peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region. The country values democratic principles and the rule of law and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopia to foster bilateral cooperation. Somaliland is vigilant against any attempts to exploit this agreement for national agendas.

Below is a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland

Somaliland Asserts Its Commitment to Peaceful Foreign Relations and Diplomacy

Fostering Peace And Stability Somaliland's Approach To Bilateral Relations In The RegionThe Republic of Somaliland reaffirms its unwavering dedication to nurturing amicable ties with nations that share its unwavering commitment to peace and stability in the volatile Horn of Africa region.

Grounded in democratic principles and the rule of law, Somaliland places importance on diplomacy and dialogue as the bedrock of international relations.


Central to Somaliland’s foreign policy ethos is the promotion of good relations built on mutual respect and collaboration, not only among neighbors but also within the wider global community.

Therefore, in adherence to this pledge, Somaliland stresses the imperative of sidestepping conflicts and proxy confrontations that imperil regional stability and progress.

The Government of Somaliland unequivocally rejects coercion in its many forms, especially those, against its national interests or sacrosanct desire for full sovereign rights.

Somaliland recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia, aimed at nurturing bilateral cooperation and reciprocal gains for both parties.

While Somaliland extends a hand of welcome to constructive engagement from the international community, it remains vigilant against any attempts by certain nations or organizations to exploit this agreement for their own national agendas.

It is imperative to underscore that Somaliland views with profound apprehension any nation or organization seeking to inject themselves into this process, under the false pretense of upholding Somalia’s false claims of sovereignty, to further their self-serving national interests.

Fostering Peace And Stability Somaliland's Approach To Bilateral Relations In The RegionSuch actions not only subvert the ethos of collaboration but also pose an existential and destabilizing threat to regional peace, and we ask kindly, such parties to refrain from perpetuating further, their malignant activities.

As Somaliland charts its trajectory towards progress, it remains resolutely committed to upholding its obligations as a responsible nation, championing the principles of democracy, peace, stability, and mutual respect.

Somaliland is a sovereign state committed to democratic governance, with an unyielding commitment to fostering peace, stability, and prosperity in the region. And more importantly, Somaliland has protected, with minimal international support or interference for 20+ years, the safety of the important Gulf of Aden maritime trade waterway, that connects the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea, against terrorism and piracy.