UAE: Doubts about Somaliland military base, Horn engagement

Issue 1088 - 20 Sep 2019 | 1 minute read

There are fresh questions about plans by Abu Dhabi to develop a military airport at Berbera, Somaliland, after the semi-autonomous territory’s President Muse Bihi Abdi said in a televised speech on 14 September that it would now be an exclusively civilian airport. The following day, he offered a slightly different take when he told a graduation ceremony at Burao University that the agreement involving a military base was still alive, but suggested it would be in a different location.

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