“Ethiopia’s Groundbreaking Acknowledgment of Somaliland – Analyzing the Multifaceted Implications of the MoU”

Written by  Gulaid Yusuf Idaan Senior Lecturer and Researcher


Ethiopia has long sought to diversify its maritime access, historically relying heavily on Djibouti for trade. The recent strategic agreement signed between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi represents a significant shift in this pursuit.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) holds the promise of providing Ethiopia direct access to the Red Sea through Somaliland’s Berbera port, a move that transcends mere economic implications by fostering deeper regional integration.

The focal point of the “MoU” lies in granting Ethiopia access to the Red Sea via the Berbera port, a strategic opportunity to significantly bolster its trade capabilities. This access holds


The US support for Israel and the Western alliance has worsened the situation of great fear in the Middle East, the massacre in Gaza, and the siege.

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