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The Arab Parliament rejects interference in the internal affairs of Somalia

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Arab Parliament affirmed its complete rejection of any attempts to violate the sovereignty, independence and unity of the Federal Republic of Somalia, calling on Ethiopia to adhere to the rules and principles of good neighbourliness, respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs, in order to achieve security and stability in the region.

The Arab Parliament stressed that the security and stability of Somalia and respect for its sovereignty is an integral part of Arab national security, stressing the Arab Parliament’s support for the Federal Republic of Somalia in the legal measures it takes to preserve its stability and national sovereignty over its entire territory.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Egypt stressed the need to fully respect the unity and sovereignty of sisterly federal Somalia over its entire territory, and its opposition to any measures that would undermine Somali sovereignty, stressing the exclusive right of Somalia and its people to benefit from its resources.

Egypt has appreciated the danger of the increase in official movements, procedures and statements issued by countries in the region and outside it, which undermine the factors of stability in the Horn of Africa region, and increase tensions between its countries, at a time when the African continent is witnessing an increase in conflicts and disputes that require concerted efforts from In order to contain it and deal with its repercussions, instead of fueling it irresponsibly.

Egypt stressed the need to respect the objectives of the founding law of the African Union, including defending the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of member states, and the principles of the Union, which stipulate the necessity of respecting the existing borders upon achieving independence and not interfering with any member state in the internal affairs of another state.

Egypt called for upholding the values ​​and principles of cooperation and joint action in order to achieve the interests of the peoples of the region, and refraining from engaging in unilateral measures that increase tension and expose the interests of the countries of the region and their national security to risks and threats.

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