Ahmed Mohamed Islam known as Madobe, President of Jubaland state accused federal government of Somalia directly supporting Qatar and opposing UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Jubbaland leader visited UAE, Kenya and Ethiopia. He met leaders of these three countries and discussed about Somalia affairs.
After his arrival in Kismayo Ahmed Madobe said that the federal government missed the neutral position it stood when Gulf States compete in Somalia.
UAE and Saudi Arabia has been lobbing Somalia to cut ties with Qatar, but Somali government reached impartial position about Gulf dispute.
The ties between Somalia and UAE have been worsening since March, when UAE port Company DP world reached deal about Somalia’s Berbera por with Somaliland and without the federal government of Somalia.
Somali government accused UAE meddling in Somalia’s internal affairs.
Regional administrations of Jubbaland and Puntland supported UAE and their leaders visited Abu Dhabi to meet high profile UAE officials.