Mogadishu (SD) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, met at Villa Somalia with the Kenyan Minister of Interior, Fred Matiang’i, and received a message from the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
The president shared with the Kenyan delegation that arrived in the country the importance of achieving joint security, economic and political challenges between the two countries, and hoped that this dialogue would pave the way for further strengthening the cooperation and the traditional relations between the two countries.
Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i conveyed the greetings of President Uhuru Kenyatta, expressing his deep respect for his country and the Somali government.
The Kenyan communique received by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, sets the stage for further development and bilateral cooperation and mutual exchange of views, while ensuring stability and mutual interests at the regional level.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo received an official invitation from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on his arrival in Mogadishu.
The Kenyan president’s move to send his Interior Minister to Somalia is a diplomatic faux pas, as per diplomatic norms go.
If President Uhuru was not taking yet another shot at President Farmajo, he should have sent his foreign minister.
And like wise, The Somali president should have had the Somali interior minister receive his Kenyan counter part.