Somalia's Embassy In Nairobi Resumes Operations
Somalia's embassy in Kenya on has resumed its operations on Monday after nearly seven months of closure. Both countries announced the resumption of relations mid last month after Kenya lifted a ban on flights from and to Somalia which was imposed in May. Somalia expelled Kenya’s ambassador to Somalia General Lucas Tumbo in November 2020 and subsequently ordered the closure of the embassy and exit off staff by mid-December. The diplomatic row deterioration took shape after Somalia accused its neighbouring Kenya of interfering with its internal affairs, a claim rejected by Kenya. "I would like to inform the Somali community that on Monday the embassy will resume its services,” the Somali ambassador to Kenya Tarsan Ahmed Nur said. Kenya also reopened its embassy in Somalia last week after its diplomatic staff arrived in Mogadishu. Last week, Kenyan ambassador to Somalia, Lucas Tumbo and Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble discussed the need to deepen bilateral relations between the two East African nations, which recently restored ties after a months-long dispute. "The PM and the Ambassador discussed the need to deepen bilateral relations and enhance cooperation," said the office of the Somali prime minister in a brief statement after the meeting.