Ethiopian Delegation Visits Hargeisa Amid Egyptian Plans To Set Up Military Base in Somaliland

HARGEISA (Somaliguardian) –A high-profile Ethiopian delegation arrived in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa early on Wednesday to meet with president Bihi over Egyptian intention to build a military base in the break-away state.

Somaliguardian received information that Ethiopian Finance Minister Ahmed Shide will ask president Bihi about recent talks held with an Egyptian delegation that paid an official visit to Hargeisa amid escalation of tensions over filling of Nile dam.

More recently, there have been reports indicating possibility of Egypt building a military base in Somaliland to defend its interests and pressure Ethiopia to stop the filling of mega dam.

Officials at Somaliland’s presidential palace have confirmed to Somaliguardian that a meeting was arranged between president Bihi and the Ethiopian delegation which is going to take place within the next few hours.

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