UN Security Council to discuss Somalia-Ethiopia row

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The United Nations Security Council is due to meet to discuss tensions between Somalia and Ethiopia over a controversial port deal with the self-declared republic of Somaliland.

The Somali state TV, SNTV, reports that the Monday meeting will “address concerning events in the Horn of Africa”.

The row was triggered by Ethiopia signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Somaliland early this month.

The deal gives landlocked Ethiopia access to a seaport for military and commercial purposes.

Somalia, which considers Somaliland part of its territory, rejected the deal and accused Ethiopia of violating its sovereignty.