of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland have met to discuss
the weekend expulsion of their representative from neighbouring
they merely rejected claims by Djibouti that they had closed
their common border.
administrations have been in sharp disagreement since Somaliland
which lies in the north-west came out against the Somali peace
conference which opens in Djibouti on Thursday.
weekend, the Djibouti authorities closed the Somaliland liaison
office and transported its representative as far as their
the authorities in the semi-autonomous north-eastern Somali
region of Puntland, have arrested three peace conference organisers,
although two were later released.
also opposes the conference.