Following on Ethiopia diplomatic intervention, Kenya and Somalia have committed to peace and agreed to deescalate diplomatic tensions besides committing to amicably resolve the current maritime dispute.
Though no official statement has been released by State House Nairobi regarding the outcome of the meeting between Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia’s President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo, the Ethiopian Premier Abiy Ahmed who meditated this meeting, he hinted that the duo agreed to address issues that have led to the escalation of tensions between the two countries.
A translated message issued by President Abdullahi’s office echoed Abiy’s hint that the meeting discussed recent diplomatic tensions adding Somalia and Kenya had committed to strengthen their working relationship.
President Farmaajo expressed gratitude to Ahmed Abiy intervention and spearheading the dialogue aimed at restoring the positive working relations that exist between the Somali and Kenyan government” while describing the talks as fruitful.
They also held talks on how to combat terrorism in the region and formulate measures to bring peace and stability,” Abdullahi’s press office added.
The Somali Head of State arrived in the country Tuesday night in company of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Ahmed for talks with President on Wednesday 6, February 2019.