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Somaliland: UAE Secures A Military Base in Berbera

After government deal gets unanimous approval from the legislature

Flanked L R by chairperson of Guurti Suleiman Aden and speaker of house of representatives Abdirahman Irro president Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo addresses joint session of parliament in Hargeisa Flanked L R by chairperson of Guurti Suleiman Aden and speaker of house of representatives Abdirahman Irro president Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo addresses joint session of parliament in Hargeisa

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
Somalilandsun- The United ArabEmirates Armed forces have secured officially permission and authority to establish a base in the Somaliland coastal town of Berbera.
This follows the approval of the agreement between the government's of UAE and Somaliland during a joint session of parliament in Hargeisa on Sunday 12th February 2017.
Prior to voting by both elders of Guurti and Members of the House of Representatives, the upper and lower chambers of the Somaliland Parliament respectively, the head of state addressed the chamber on the pertinent points of the foreign military facility agreement.
Members of the Somaliland House of Representatives at joint session Members of the Somaliland House of Representatives at joint session Flanked by the chairperson of Guurti Suleiman Aden and speaker of house of representatives Abdirahman Irro, president Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo who described the base as of multifaceted benefit to the country, went on to urge total support towards approval
Upon voting the UAE military base agreement received 144 aye votes with neither nays. Both chambers of parliament are each composed of 82 members thence a total if in full quorum of 164 legislators.
While details are scantily on the finer points of the agreement, salient is the fact that the Emiratis will establish a military facility in Berbera of which the port shall host the navy while a fleet of naval and Air Force crafts shall be stationed at the coastal town’s airport which under Russian management secured and still maintains the longest Runway in Africa.
Somaliland Guurti elders at session at joint sessionSomaliland Guurti elders at session at joint sessionDespite the unanimous approval vote scuffles ensued at the August house as security personnel forcibly evicted a number of dissenting MPs some of whom are reported to have sustained injuries.

 

Somaliland government officials follow proceedings at the joint session of parliament Somaliland government officials follow proceedings at the joint session of parliament

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0 #5 Wally 2017-02-13 16:15
:-x :eek: This made me sick and broke my heart yesterday and that is unacceptable. I was horrified at the events yesterday in the parliament of Somaliland trying to intimidate our mps and trying to keep their mouths shut. I felt really bad what they did to the MPS and how they arrested and beat them up, police brutality in Somaliland and that Salaaman infidel order the assault on the mps and that salaaman was given money yesterday to vote for the military base and many mps were bought yesterday. Somaliland people be strong and that God is with you guys and that the government of Somaliland will be held accountable if God forbids anything happens to Somaliland.
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0 #4 Wally 2017-02-13 16:09
I am really sad about what happen In Somaliland and feb 12 2017 will be a dark day in Somaliland. The government of Somaliland made a huge mistake by selling the Airport to the UAE. SOmaliland will now enter a danger zone and that Somaliland will get involved in the Yemen and Iran will attack Somaliland for retaliation and that you will have ISIS coming into Somaliland and that many innocent people in SOmaliland will be casualties to this war, and missiles scuds, and bombs will be flying into Somaliland, and we will not let this base come to Somaliland and we will take this to the Supreme court of Somaliland, and we don't want War in Somaliland, and those who support the deal burn in hell where you belong, you have sold Somaliland to Devils. Somaliland is now in danger and that we don't our people to be fleeing from Somaliland as refugees.
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0 #3 Omer Libaax 2017-02-13 11:44
we all know that it's not true that the people of Somaliland are supporting the sell out of their country to proven hostile nation and the people who fought and defeated faqashtii using daggers will not hesitate to fight again fearlessly if they have to, and I am urging all the great generous people of this country to once again stand up to defeat the internal enemy first before defending against the the outsiders. Let us show our free spirit once more.
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0 #2 Omer Libaax 2017-02-13 11:29
these thieves are not elected dear big pimp khalid they are all cheap thieves with no moral standard whatsoever, just like you my friend so stop fucking pimping for the foreigners this is our country not your sister pal, all the Somaliland enemies who are selling our hard earned country can I remind you all for one last time that silanyo and his cohorts would be held responsible for this heinous crime committed against the country and the people of the Somaliland sooner than later.
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0 #1 M. Khalid 2017-02-13 06:24
In spite of the inexperience, lack of competence, and proficiency of Somaliland's parliament in deliberating important measures, they are still the legal body to ratify all agreements between
Somaliland and foreign countries. They are elected by the people to represent them, which means they (parliament)are authorized to ratify or invalidate any agreement between the government and a foreign country. Therefore, since the agreement with the UAU is retified by the parliament, it is binding. This is how democracy works.
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