Nairobi (SD) – Mohamed Hussein Roble, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today addressed a gathering of Somali business people in Nairobi, addressed the current situation in the country and the government’s efforts to implement Upper House elections in some regional states.
The Prime Minister said his visit to Kenya was only focused on restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries, making it clear that the maritime issue was a non-negotiable issue and is at the International Court of Justice.
“My visit to Kenya is aimed at improving relations between the two neighboring countries. I did not come to Kenya to sign anything. The maritime issue is nonnegotiable and we await it from the International Court of Justice.” said Prime Minister Roble.
PM Roble added “There is no disagreement. You have seen my statements and the president’s as well. I have not attacked or disagreed with anyone. Without a leadership agreement, the country will fall apart, so the president and I are in agreement. We have a duty to bring the country to a peaceful election.”
Roble also said that he had discussed with the Kenyan president the facilitation of visas and that a committee had been appointed to look into the matter.
Lastly, Prime Minister Roble said that he had discussed with the Kenyan President about problems caused by the Kenyan troops in Somalia, and agreed to formulate a joint policy for the Somali and Kenyan forces.
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