Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has echoed the country’s commitment to stabilizing Somalia which has experienced chaos in the last few decades. Speaking during a high-level meeting on Somalia on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mohamed said as a neighbor, long-term friend, and partner, Kenya will do whatever it can to help Somalia to remain on this positive trajectory.
In attendance at the high-level meeting were United Kingdom, Italy, Ethiopia and other countries that have vested interests in East African Region. Kenya has been on the front run to ensure that Somalia stays the course towards socio-economic and political transformation by providing remarkable positive developments.
Some of the milestones that Kenya has helped headline is the reopening of Mogadishu for business attracting investors from across the globe as well as the completion of a successful 2016/2017 electoral process.
Miss Amina said Kenya welcomes the international community and friends to partner with Somalia and Kenya by making available additional resources for more capacity building programmes for Somali officials which could be delivered in Kenya’s institutions.
Kenya has reiterated its support to be a faithful partner to Somalia, especially in securities seeing as she has contributed KDF soldiers that have been fighting the al Shabaab militants. Al Shabaab militants, an al Qaeda affiliate has been terrorizing Somalia for close to two decades.