Somalia calls on states to respect their sovereignty and non-interference in their affairs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, held a briefing session today with the accredited ambassadors residing in the capital to explain more about the political, security and social developments in the country, declaring that the decision of the Federal Government of Somalia to sever its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Guinea was correct and firm to preserve the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Somalia .

He called on countries to respect the country’s sovereignty and non-interference in its internal affairs. He stressed that Guinea had accorded the protocol of the head of state in Conakry, Guinea, to the leader of a separatist movement in «Somaliland» in north-west Somalia and was a flagrant and unacceptable act.

He demanded on sisterly and friendly countries to stand by Somalia and fully support its sovereignty, noting that Somalis alone through dialogue are the ones who solve their internal problems and decide their national, political, economic and social options without any external interference.