Somalia’s International Partners welcome rapprochement between Somalia and Kenya

16 Nov 2019

Somalia’s International Partners welcome rapprochement between Somalia and Kenya

Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners listed below* welcome the measures agreed at a meeting between the President of Somalia, H. E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and the President of Kenya, H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta, held in Nairobi on 14 November, as a significant step in strengthening the good relations between the two countries.

We commend the personal efforts of the two Presidents to improve relations between Kenya and Somalia.  We note the value of mutually beneficial relations between Somalia and its neighbours which contribute to the prosperity of their peoples, and positively impact security and development in the wider Horn of Africa region.

We look forward to the implementation of the measures agreed by the two Heads of State to deepen the ties between Kenya and Somalia.

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* – African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany,  Greece, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Italy, The Netherlands, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), United States.