Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed held a meeting in State House Nairobi where a number of issues were discussed.
Among the top outcomes of the meeting include, continuation security collaboration, trade and investment civil aviation and other issues affecting the two countries.
The two leaders of State also talked about the need to strengthen efforts to scale up collaboration on areas of mutual interest identified during the inaugural session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation that was held in Nairobi in July 2015.
Areas on interest include education, agriculture, resources sharing and development, livestock development, fisheries, tourism, immigration, labour and health.
The Somalia President who is in Kenya for a three day state visit was received at Statehouse Nairobi in a colourful ceremony on Thursday morning, and was accorded full honours complete with a 21-gun salute.
Notable is relaunch of direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. During the briefing on outcomes of discussions, President Kenyatta noted that direct flights will be launch with first flight expected in the next two weeks.
Our cooperation is indeed critical to our historic relations and our continuous efforts to fight insecurity and poverty, said President Mohamed.
Also the two countries announced of opening two border posts in Dhobley-Liboi, and Mandera-Bulahawa to facilitate the movement of people, goods and services.
On his part, President Mohamed of Somalia lauded Kenya as one of Somalia’s strongest ally in East Africa. The president noted of the heavy burden Kenya has taken, holding the largest number of Somali refugees for decades and contributing to the peace and stability of Somalia through contributing KDF troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
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