Mogadishu (SD) – The Somali government responds to Kenya’s dismissal of the ICJ ruling, saying that Kenya should refrain from anything that could harm relations with Somalia.
The government’s statement was in response to a statement by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the ICJ ruling would worsen relations between Somalia and Kenya.
Somalia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bilal Mohamed Osman, said the Somali government was working to improve relations between the two countries, but if Kenya refused, Somalia would be defending its seas.
“”I believe that the people and the government of Kenya know that they have no interest in the deterioration of relations between the two countries. We will work to improve relations between the two countries, but if they reject the prospects for peace, the Somali government stands and is responsible for defending its people, its country, its religion and its waters,” he said. Bilal Mohamed Osman.
Kenya is outraged by the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in granting Somalia most of its territorial waters.
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