HARGEISA – Somaliland’s Council of Ministers voted on Saturday to side with the Saudi-led coalition against Qatar, officially barring Qatar Airways from using Somaliland’s airspace.
Qatar Airways has used Somaliland’s airspace several times over the past couple days, without seeking permission from the Government of the Republic of Somaliland.
According to the latest resolution passed by the Council of Ministers, Qatar Airways will no longer be able to enter Somaliland’s airspace.
It is not known how Somaliland will enforce the latest resolution, but many predict that the UAE will give Somaliland military assistance, as per the recent economic and military agreements between the two countries.
Sources close to The National are also reporting that President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo will be traveling to the UAE on Tuesday.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.