BOSASO – Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland officials are trying to sort out a stand-off at Bosaso airport after UAE military trainers arrived with plane from Dubai.
The plane was carrying heavy bags as security officials reportedly insisted the bags to b checked before taking out from airport.
Talks are now underway to solve stand off
There have been reports that UAE officials “failed” to convince local Puntland officials to contradict Somali federal government statement on cancellation of military cooperation with Emirati Govt.
UAE trains local Puntland maritime police forces and has a base in Bosaso.
Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia