Following an emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Somalia has rejected a deal signed on Monday between its breakaway region of Somaliland and Ethiopia.
The East African country said the pact has no legal validity and would endanger regional stability.
The country also summoned its ambassador to Ethiopia.
Somalia has called the deal a “clear violation” of its “sovereignty, freedom and unity”.
The country called on the international community to offer its support and has appealed to the United Nations, African Union, the Arab League and regional East African grouping IGAD among others to stand with Somalia.