By Ismail Warsame, Opinion Columnist
Apart from artificial and fabricated historical distortions of facts, peoples of Puntland and Somaliland have more in common in their political, economic and cultural cooperation than anything that divides them. Despite persistent anti- Majertein propaganda promoted by opportunistic politicians from deep Southern Somalia, and those from Somaliland, who were engaged in campaigns to harm the political career of late Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, the history of political cooperation between the two far outweighs than other issues that might had divided them. Proximity of geographical location and cultural affinities are also major factors that bind them. The destiny of disputed boundary and its inhabitants are issues that Puntland and Somaliland can alone amicably settle with the consent of the people concerned. The fact that there are disputes of whatever sort make the destiny of the peoples of Puntland and Somaliland intertwined, and therefore, that creates common political interests between the two. To understand this reality requires political maturity and sophistication, discarding the long-held propaganda of fake barriers by opportunistic political elite in Hargeisa.
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I have every confidence that enlightened and shrewd politicians from both sides will make politically calculated moves to discover that common interests between Somaliland and Puntland that bind them permanently.
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