MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali and Kenyan authorities are expected to discussed the protracted border dispute between the two nations for the first time since mid this year when their diplomatic ties restored.
A delegation led by Kenya foreign minister, Raychelle Omamo has arrived in Mogadishu where they were received by her counterpart minister Mohamed Abdirisack and other government officials.
According to a source privy to the matter, Omamo will meet with minister Abdirisack, Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, and later hold talks with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.
The source confirmed that the agenda of the meeting Kenyan delegation and Somali leaders will be the border dispute that is currently at the International Court of Justice.
Somali government did not comment on the motive behind the trip of Kenya officials.
This is Omamo’s maiden trip to the horn of Africa nation ever since assumed the office.
Mogadishu severed ties with Nairobi again on December 15, 2020, over claims of interference with its domestic politics, which Kenya said were unfounded. The horn of Africa nation restored its diplomatic ties with East African nation in May.
In June, Kenya lifted the ban on flights to and from the country after a month, “in the hope that full normalisation of bilateral relations will occur”.