The president of semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas said that they will not negotiate over their territories which are claimed by the breakaway Somaliland region.
Gaas said that Sool and Sanaag regions are part of Puntland State and that they will never accept those regions be the under the breakaway administration.
“We are planning to retrieve these two regions by any means and Puntland State is ready to defend its territories” he said.
He highlighted that Puntland administrates some parts of these regions and vowed that they will recapture remaining areas
Speaking about the upcoming central State formation conference, the president said that they welcome initiatives to form a state government for Somali central regions but they will not negotiate with anybody about their territories if they are being interfered with.