Somalia Looks to Strengthen Ties With Kenya After ICJ Ruling

Somali FM

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations with Kenyan ambassador in a meeting held in Mogadishu, Somali foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud, received on Monday in Mogadishu the ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Federal Republic of Somalia Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo and discussed with him the strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two neighboring countries and arranging a meeting of the Somalia-Kenya joint commission for cooperation,” Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

On August 8, the Foreign Ministers of Somalia and Kenya agreed, in their meeting in Mogadishu, to expedite the third session of the Joint Committee to move forward in areas of common interest, including trade, investment defense, agriculture, tourism, and people-to-people relations.”

It comes weeks after the International Court of Justice ruled largely in favor of Somalia in a dispute with Kenya over Indian Ocean maritime border.

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