President Mohammed Ibrahim Egal reiterated Somaliland's refusal
to participate in the current Somali peace negotiations on
Arta, Djibouti, the newspaper 'Xog-Ogaal' reported on Tuesday.
Somali elders attending the Arta talks had received a "long-awaited
response" from Egal to their proposal to send a delegation
to Hargeisa to meet him.
letter said the Djibouti conference was irrelevant to Somaliland
whether the delegation came to Hargeisa or not and added that
Somaliland would not take part in the conference.