By: Mohamed Duale
Horndiplomat-Somalia and Kenya to restore relations, amid a months-long diplomatic rift between the two countries over a maritime boundary dispute along the Indian Ocean.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta met with Somalia President Mohamed Abdilahi Faramajo and discussed the relations between two countries. The meeting followed the participation of President Farmajo at the just concluded ICPD25 summit.
According to Kenyan Foreign minister Amb. Monica Juma, The two leaders reaffirmed the invaluable relations between Kenya and Somalia as neighbours. The two principals agreed to bring normality to the bilateral relations and do everything to ensure peaceful relations including obtaining visas on arrival to encourage free movement of the people.
Meanwhile, President Farmajo expressed gratitude for the role of Kenya in AMISOM, hospitality to Somalis refugees, and expressed that the ICJ issue will not affect bilateral ties.
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