Farmaajo and Kenyatta Hold Bilateral Talks
President Uhuru Kenyatta today held talks with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia who is on an official visit in the country. The two leaders discussed bilateral issues and security matters including the continued support for African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in which Kenyan forces play a big role. A statement from Villa Somalia indicated that the recent tension between residents of Somalia's BeledHawo border town and Kenya will be resolved through a special committee. "
#Somalia and #Kenya would set up a joint committee for fact finding on security and border issues which will visit the border districts of Beled Hawo and Mandera, and present findings in a joint report" Villa Somalia tweeted.
The two leaders updated each other on shared security concerns as well as progress in regional efforts to bring peace and stability back to Somalia with the help of Kenya and other nations.
"Their Excellencies underscored the need to support free trade and ease movement of people and goods, while also strengthening border security. In this regard, #Somalia and #Kenya would join efforts to bolster security and ensure terrorists can’t penetrate the borders" Villa Somalia statement said.
President Kenyatta and his guest also discussed multilateral issues including Kenya’s push for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. President Mohamed said Somalia fully supports Kenya’s bid to sit on the UNSC.
After a lengthy private meeting, the two Presidents later held talks that were attended by Deputy President William Ruto and leader of Majority Aden Duale.
President Mohamed jetted into the country this morning accompanied by a high-level delegation of ministers and senior government officials