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Both China and Somalia Equally Upset About Taiwan’s Entreaties With Somaliland

Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo and Chinese Ambassador Qin Jian meet to discuss bilateral ties and Taiwan's recent moves to establish diplomatic ties with the self-declared state of Somaliland.

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo met with Chinese Ambassador Qin Jian on Saturday to publicly reaffirm Mogadishu’s commitment to the “One China Policy” following last week’s news that Taiwan was moving to establish a representative office in the self-declared breakaway state of Somaliland.

Somaliland, located in the northwest part of Somalia, is not officially recognized as a state even though neighboring countries like Ethiopia also have representatives offices in the capital Hargeisa.

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