MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble will be soon travelling to Cairo on an invited extended by president Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi less than a week after trip to Kenya.
According to sources, the PM will be accompanied by members of his cabinet to Egypt.
Roble and Sisi will be holding talks on Somali and Egyptian bilateral relations.
During visit, the prime minister is also scheduled to meet with senior Egyptian officials and members of the Somali community in the north African country.
Trip to Cairo comes days after the prime minister went to Nairobi to hold talks with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta over the country’s recently restored diplomatic ties.
Kenyan media reported that the two leaders discussed amicable out-of-court settlement of the maritime dispute; resumption of the miraa (khat) trade; approvals for Kenya Airways flights; assurance of border security and the fight against terrorism.
The office of Somalia’s PM dismissed having discussion on Maritime dispute with Kenyan authorities, saying ICJ case is intangible.
Somalia and Kenya are seeking a resolution on the ownership of a 150,000 square-kilometer (58,000 square-mile) area off their Indian Ocean coastline, which both countries want to explore for oil, gas and fish.
In 2014, Somalia went to court to challenge a 2009 agreement that set its maritime border along latitudinal lines extending 450 nautical miles into the sea.
The court has concluded the hearing of the case early this year and is expected announce its ruling in the forthcoming months.
The court verdict is final and not subject to appeal.