Kampala (diplomat.so) - In a compelling address at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Kampala today, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud strongly condemned what he termed as "continuous reckless and irresponsible rhetoric" from Ethiopian officials. The Somali President emphasized that such statements represent a perilous violation of Somalia's sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity, displaying a blatant disregard for international law.
Somalia unequivocally rejects any attempts by Ethiopia to annex its land and is calling for utmost respect for its territorial integrity. The nation is urging international bodies such as the NAM, African Union (AU), and the United Nations (UN) to take immediate action to prevent Ethiopia's potential invasion and safeguard the fundamental principles of sovereignty.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud underscored the significance of international law in his plea, emphasizing the need for collective efforts to ensure the protection of Somalia's sovereignty. Furthermore, he expressed deep concern over an alleged illegal memorandum of understanding (MOA) signed by Ethiopia with a region in Somalia on January 1 in Addis Ababa, characterizing it as a severe threat to the collective stability sought by the nations involved. The call for international intervention comes as tensions escalate between Somalia and Ethiopia, heightening fears of potential regional instability.