Kenya and Somalia on Tuesday 29th January 2019 discussed ways on how to strengthen their economies and scale up the fight against terrorism.
Top government officials including Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and her Somali counterpart Ahmed Awad, met in Mandera County where they engaged in a discussion on ways to collaborate on trade, security, and cultural and socioeconomic matters.
The two sides that they continue to cooperate on fighting the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab. Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma highlighted the need to step up the campaign against the terror outfits threatening the security of the region.
Mandera Governor Ali Roba, who was present at the meeting, called for joint funding of the Mandera Training College. Its construction is ongoing.
Roba emphasized that joint initiatives of common interests would help the region, adding that facilities like Mandera Referral Hospital serve Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somalian citizens due to the county’s proximity to these two countries.