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Somalia Dispatches delegation to Hague Ahead Maritime Case Hearing
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Somalia Dispatches delegation to Hague Ahead Maritime Case Hearing

Somalia has sent a high-level delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Mahdi Guleid to the International Court (ICJ) for a maritime dispute case between Somalia and Kenya. The Court is to hold public hearings from Monday 15 March 2021. Speaking to journalists, Guleid accompanied the Justice minister and other government officials said they will ensure to struggle for the rights of Somalia and its people. “Today, we are travelling to Hague to participate in the oral proceedings at ICJ, Somalia has a hope and will try its best,” DPM told journalists at AAIA. The Court is to hold public hearings from Monday 15 March 2021 via virtual. Last month ICJ rejected Kenya's request to have the maritime case with Somalia postponed. Somalia and Kenya are seeking a resolution on the ownership of a 150,000 square-kilometre area off their Indian Ocean coastline.

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