Stop with your bs, we gain nothing from re-uniting with a state like Somalia. I will always believe that until there is a complete political change and al-shabab doesn't exist.Lol no matter how many times you explain it to him he will continue to deny reality. Waste of time. One day he'll let go of the delusions.
I am not talking about aid from third parties, it is well known that pretty much the only cooperation with Somaliland and Somalia is when it comes to aid. It is usually done by third-parties and Somaliland is in no position to deny aid..embarrassing they won't get it. Somaliland just recently stopped to call Foreign country Ambassadors to Somalia as Ambassadors to 'Somalia and Somaliland' though they presented their credentials to President Farmaajo.
The UN split up aid/development into three areas South Central, Somaliland and Puntland with the latter two at the development stage and assignation by the dual track policy by Obama administration whereby they dealt with Puntland and Somaliland separately. A special arrangement was also in place for Somaliland in the Somalia Compact New Deal.
Now as other States are emerging those old arrangements are no more applicable. Somaliland and Puntland got it because they were seen as stable and ready for the development stage.
Recently the Education Ministers opted to scrap the three zones aid division for education provisions in Somalia.
The FGS was also scrapping and demanding that arrangements go through them. They pressured aid agencies and were accused by the States of politicising aid especially by Somaliland.
After fall out FGS withheld $1 million intended for Jubaland State as a political and financial measure to penalise 'rogue' administration and bring it in line with FGS policies.
Everything has to be approved by the Federal Government of Somalia. Such as new airport or large infrastructure projects.
Somaliland sends middlemen to get those documents signed concerning aid agencies and governments.
Lordilord the FGS has to approve first before region or federal state can sign as sovereignity lies with the federal government in Mogadishu. They complained because the UAE violated the sovereignty of the country and it is no brainer that they had to watch their steps and use the right channels.
They have been humbled by the FGS not only one occasion but multiple.