Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba receiving Musa Abdi [photo: MENAFM.com]
Dec, 14th 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to hold talks with his Somali-land counterpart Musa Abdi today, on areas of mutual interest amid rising diplomatic tension between Kenya and Somalia.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba received Musa Abdi yesterday at JKIA. President Abdi’s visit is seen as a strategy to maximize the political and economic stability of the region, in order to enhance and broaden trade in goods and services.
According to presidency spokesperson Mohamoud Warsame Jama, “During the visit of the President in Kenya, he and his delegation will hold talks with Kenyan counterparts including the President aiming to further diplomatic ties and other variegated cooperation relations between the two countries.”
Kenya has no diplomatic representation in Somaliland as recently the country was accused by Somalia of manipulating the country politically. In a statement released by Foreign Affairs CS, he said that stronger relations between the two countries will enhance security, economic and social interaction between the two parties.
She said, “Somaliland is an important partner in the Horn of Africa region in the fight against terrorism and particularly Al-Shabaab.“
This is the second visit by a Somaliland leader following a similar one by President Kahin Riyale Kahin in 2009.