Brussels, Belgium – Somalia expressed concerns about regional stability and urged respect for its territorial integrity at the 3rd EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum. Acting Foreign Minister Ali Mohamed Omar highlighted the need for Ethiopia to comply with international law and engage constructively in addressing regional challenges.
Omar emphasized Somalia’s proactive efforts to build resilience across various sectors, while promoting security and stability in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. However, he expressed concern about Ethiopia’s actions that “infringe upon Somalia’s sovereignty and international norms.”
Throughout the forum, Omar held bilateral discussions with representatives from Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, and Tanzania, seeking their understanding and support regarding the situation with Ethiopia.
Somalia also sought to expand its diplomatic reach through sideline meetings with high-level officials from Romania, Slovenia, and Greece. These discussions aimed to enhance bilateral relations and explore potential areas of cooperation.