Kenya-Somalia finally resume diplomatic engagements after maritime row talks

Kenya and Somalia have resumed diplomatic relations after talks on the maritime row.

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs PS Ambassador Macharia Kamau tweeted, “With the #Somali Ambassador in my office. Welcoming him back to Nairobi. Hoping for even better days ahead.”

 

Kenya ordered Somali envoy Mohamoud Ahmed Nur alias Tarzan out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Kenya’s maritime territorial area that borders Somalia on February 16 in a hard-hitting press statement read by PS Kamau.

Kenya’s Ambassador to Somalia Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo was summoned back to Nairobi for urgent consultations.

On President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo on March 6 met over the Indian Ocean boundary dispute.

In a Tweet after the meeting, Abiy said both countries had agreed to work towards peace and to take measures in addressing issues that escalated the tensions.

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